KU Mohanan to crank camera for Mohanlal’s directorial debut Barroz
As we already know, Mohanlal is set to turn a director shortly. After four decades of acting, the superstar is turning a director with an ambitious 3D film. Titled as ‘Barroz’, the film is based on a mythical story set in the Portuguese backdrop. It is the story of Barroz, a mythical figure who was the gaurdian of Vasco da Gama’s valuable treasures for 400 years. Jijo Punnoose, the visionary filmmaker who made India’s first 3D film ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’, has penned the story.
Pre-production works are currently progressing in Goa, one of the major locations of the movie. Ace cinematographer KU Mohanan will be wielding camera for this 3D film. Mohanlal, Jijo Punnoose, Mohanan and a few others are in Goa as part of pre-production, which includes set works.
KU Mohanan is one of the leading cinematographers in Indian cinema. A Malayali by origin, KU Mohanan has worked predominantly in Hindi films. An FTII pass out, Mohanan has cranked the camera for several big-ticket Bollywood films like ‘Don’, ‘Raees’, ‘Talaash’, ‘Andhadhun’ etc. After being in the industry for nearly three decades, he made his Malayalam debut only last year with the Fahadh Faasil starrer ‘Carbon’. His fabulous work in the film won him a Kerala State award. Mohanan is also the cinematographer of Prithviraj’s upcoming biggie ‘Aadujeevitham’, which is currently in the making.
‘Barroz’ is being produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas.The makers are planning to shoot in exotic locations in Goa, Portugal and several other foreign countries. It will be dubbed and released in all major Indian languages.