Barroz will have actors from US, Spain, Portugal and Ghana: Mohanlal
Last day, the official launch of Mohanlal’s directorial debut ‘Barroz’ was held in Kochi. During the launch, interesting details about the film was revealed by the makers. ‘Barroz’ is scripted by Jijo Punnoose, the visionary filmmaker who made India’s first 3D film ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’. It is the story of Barroz, a mythical figure who was the gaurdian of Vasco da Gama’s valuable treasures for 400 years.
In Mohanlal’s own words, “Barroz is set against the backdrop of the maritime history of Portugal, Spain, India and Africa. It is about the shared heritage that we inherited from our ancestors.” Since it is a global story, the film’s cast mostly comprises of foreign actors. At the event, Mohanlal informed that the film will have actors from US, Spain, Portugal and Ghana.
Mohanlal is playing the titular character of Barroz in the film. The story is basically centred around his character, Barroz, who protects the treasure of Vasco Da Gama until his true heir comes back to guard it. The female lead’s part will be played a child artiste named Shayla McCaffrey. The 13-year-old was present for the launch event yesterday. Hailing from the US, Shayla has acted in a few films namely ‘Christmas Land’, ‘Extinct’ and ‘Our Father’s Keeper’.
Spanish actor Rafael Amargo will be essaying Vasco Da Gama’s part in ‘Barroz’. Award-winning actress Paz Vega has also been signed to essay a prominent role. She is well known her performances in films ‘Sex and Lucia’, ‘Spanglish’, ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’ and the recently released ‘Rambo: Last Blood’.
Antony Perumbavoor is producing ‘Barroz’ under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. KU Mohanan is the cinematographer and 13-year-old child prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram will be composing music for the film. It been planned to be shot in exotic locations in Goa, Portugal and some other foreign countries. Pre-production works have already commenced and shoot will begin by January. Apart from Malayalam, it will be dubbed and released in all major Indian languages.