Mohanlal has an aura similar to heroic figures like Marakkar or Velu Thampi Dalawa: Priyadarshan
Malayalam cinema’s most successful actor-director combo, Priyadarshan and Mohanlal are coming next with what is the biggest film to have ever been made in the industry. ‘Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham’ has been a dream that they both have been seeing for the last twenty years and it is finally coming alive on March 26. The duo have worked together in over 40 films and have delivered several memorable works.
Even after all these years, they both are in complete awe of each other. In a recent interview to TOI, Priyadarshan was all praise of Mohanlal’s enthusiasm and self-confidence. He even added that Mohanlal has an aura similar to heroic figures like Kunjali Marakkar or Velu Thampi Dalawa.
Priyadarshan is quoted saying, “Heroic figures like Marakkar or Velu Thampi Dalawa had this aura about them and Lal has that. After putting on the get-up of Marakkar, many said he looked like Jesus. But the most important aspect is his enthusiasm to do such a role. Most people would ask themselves if they can pull it off, but he doesn’t doubt himself.”
According to Priyadarshan, that ‘Marakkar’ will be the most perfect film using VFX to be made in India. It is being made on a huge budget of around 100 crores with actors from various languages. Suniel Shetty, Arjun Sarja, Keerthy Suresh, Pranav Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Siddique, Ashok Selvan, Prabhu, Mukesh and Suhasini Mani Ratnam are some of the big names in the cast.