Buzz: Suniel Shetty, Nagarjuna and Paresh Rawal in Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham!
Last month, director Priyadarshan officially announced his much talked about movie based on Kunjali Marakkar’s life with superstar Mohanlal. The movie titled as Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham is being planned on a huge canvas with a whopping budget of around Rs 100 crores. Aashirvad Cinemas, Dr Roy CJ’s Confident Group and Santhosh T Kuruvilla’s Moonshot Entertainment are jointly funding this ambitious project.
Ever since the announcement was made, several rumours about the cast have been doing the rounds in social medias. Latest talk is that the makers are planning to rope in Telugu superstar Nagarjuna, and Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal to play crucial roles in the movie. Priyadarshan has worked with all these three actors and shares great rapport with them, so the possibility of them being signed for Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham are quite high. But we still have to wait for an official confirmation.
On the technical front, Priyadarshan wanted to retain the same set of technicians he worked with in the 1996 epic historical period drama Kalapani. He had approached Santhosh Sivan for wielding the camera, but since the latter was busy with other works they have got the national award winning DOP Tirru on board.
Priyadarshan is scripting the movie jointly with Ani Sasi, the younger son of legendary filmmaker IV Sasi. A couple of other writers will also be part of the scripting team. Sabu Cyril is the production designer. Some other leading technicians from India and abroad are expected to be associated with this project. The makers have planned to start shooting on Kerala Piravi Day (November 1). Stay tuned to this space for more updates.