Barroz to begin in March; Pre-production works progressing
After being delayed for over a year due to the pandemic, Mohanlal’s directorial debut ‘Barroz’ is finally set to begin in March. Final set of pre-production works are currently underway. Antony Perumbavoor, who is producing the film under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas, has shared photos from the pre-production and discussion sessions.
‘Barroz’ is a highly ambitious fantasy film planned to be shot completely in 3D format. Jijo Punnoose, the visionary filmmaker who made India’s first 3D film ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’, is scripting the film. Santosh Sivan will be handling the camera.
‘Barroz’ is set against the backdrop of the maritime history of Portugal, Spain, India and Africa. It is the story of Barroz, a mythical figure who was the gaurdian of Vasco da Gama’s valuable treasures for 400 years until his true heir comes back to protect it.
Mohanlal will be playing the titular role and the supporting cast mostly comprises of foreign actors from US, Spain, Portugal and Ghana. Prathap Pothan is the only Malayalam actor who has been confirmed so far in the cast. Prithviraj, in a recent Facebook post, had hinted that he might also be part of the film, but a confirmation is still awaited.