Pranav Mohanlal in Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham?
Mohanlal’s Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham, which was announced only last week, is already among the most anticipated Malayalam movies of next year. Priyadarshan is directing this movie which is based on the life of Kunjali Marakkar IV. Aashirvad Cinemas, Confident Group and Moonshot Entertainment are jointly funding this big budget project.
During the launch event, the makers had informed that the movie will have many popular actors from across the country as well as from abroad. Suneil Shetty, Vikram and Nagarjuna are some of the names that are doing the rounds. Latest talks within the industry suggest that Mohanlal’s son Pranav will be appearing in a guest role in the movie. The authenticity of this news is yet to be confirmed but it will be huge if Pranav and Mohanlal come together for this movie.
Priyadarshan is scripting Marakkar jointly with Ani Sasi, the younger son of legendary filmmaker IV Sasi. Casting and other pre-production works are currently progressing. On the technical front, the director wanted the same set of technicians he worked with in the 199 historical period-drama Kalapani.
Sabu Cyril has been retained as the production designer. Santhosh Sivan was approached for wielding the camera, but since he was busy with other commitments they have got the National award winning Tirru on board. Priyadarshan has worked with Tirru in movies like Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Kanchivaram, Tezz, Geethanjali etc. Some other renowned technicians are expected to be associated with this ambitious project.
The makers have planned to start shooting on Kerala Piravi Day (November 1). Stay tuned to this space for more updates.