Confirmed: Santosh Sivan to handle cinematography in Barroz
Mohanlal’s directorial debut ‘Barroz’ is getting ready to go on floors next year. Pre-production works have been underway for almost a year now. It is a highly ambitious film that is planned to be made entirely in 3D format. Jijo Punnoose, the visionary filmmaker who made India’s first 3D film ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’, is scripting the film.
The makers of ‘Barroz’ are busy assembling some of the best available talents to associate with the film. The ace Santosh Sivan has been signed as the DOP. Initially, KU Mohanan was part of the project but he has opted out due to other commitments. Last day, Sivan informed his followers in social media about joining team ‘Barroz’ by sharing a photo taken with Mohanlal and Jijo Punnoose. He captioned it as,
with 2 Icons … teaming up to showcase the best of south indian Talent …. internationally “Barros” Mohan Lals Debut Directorial.. with an outstanding cast to aid Jijo Punnose script ( My Dear Kuttichathan) in 3D
‘Barroz’ is a fantasy film 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. While Mohanlal plays the titular role, the supporting cast mostly comprises of foreign actors from US, Spain, Portugal and Ghana.
Antony Perumbavoor is producing the film under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas.