Mammootty’s Kunjali Marakkar gearing up to go on floors in July
Kunjali Marakkar is perhaps the most talked about project in Malayalam film industry in recent years. Two production houses – August Cinema and Moonshot Entertainment – had announced their projects with the two superstars of Malayalam industry, Mammootty and Mohanlal, respectively.
An exciting bit of information came from Mammootty’s camp today. Producer Shaji Nadeshan shared a photo taken with Mammootty, Santhosh Sivan and Shankar Ramakrishnan in his Facebook page. Along with the photo, he has also written,
Kunjali marrakkar pre production works in full swing! Shoot starts july 2018
Ace cinematographer Santhosh Sivan is directing Mammootty’s Kunjali Marakkar IV under the banner of August Cinema. TP Rajeev and Shankar Ramakrishnan are jointly scripting the movie after doing years of research works.
Kunjali Marakkar was the title given to the naval chief in the 16th century, to protect the coast against the invading Portuguese army. There were four major Kunjali Marakkars during that era. Mammootty’s film is titled as Kunjali Marakkar IV, so, presumably it is based on the life of the fourth naval chieftain.
Reportedly, August Cinema is planning to invest around Rs 50 crores for the movie. Besides Mammootty, some other big stars will also be part of the cast. However, the names have not yet been revealed. The makers are also in talks with foreign technicians to associate with this ambitious project.