Mohanlal trains hard for Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham
‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’ shoot is currently progressing at Ramoji Rao Film City, Hyderabad. Directed by Priyadarshan, the movie has Mohanlal playing the role of Kunjali Marakkar. The movie is based on the life of the fourth Marakkar. Kunjali Marakkar was the title given to the naval chief of Zamorin of Calicut in the 16th century, whose duty was to protect the coast against the invading Portuguese army.
Mohanlal is putting in his best of efforts for the movie as he plays a very challenging character. The movie has a lot of action sequences and since Mohanlal plays a naval commander, he needs to look fit and agile. A few photos of him sweating it out at the gym have surfaced online.
Along with Mohanlal, Marakkar also has some other stars like Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Arjun Sarja, Ashok Selvan, Keerthy Suresh, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu and Manju Warrier. Production designer Sabu Cyril, cinematographer Tirru, editor MS Ayyappan Nair and a Los Angeles-based VFX studio are part of the technical crew.
Marakkar is said to be one of the most expensive movies ever made in Malayalam cinema. It is being produced jointly by Mohanlal’s Aashirvad Cinemas, Confident Group and Moonshot Entertainment.