Watch out for an introduction teaser of Mammootty’s Kunjali Marakkar this Eid
Kunjali Marakkar is perhaps the most talked about project in the recent history of Malayalam cinema. Two separate films have been announced on the same subject with the two icons of Malayalam cinema – Mohanlal and Mammootty. Mohanlal’s version of Kunjali Marakkar will be directed by Priyadarshan while Mammootty’s film is to be helmed by cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santhosh Sivan. While Mohanlal’s film titled ‘Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham’ is slated to go on floors from November, not much updates have been made from the other camp.
Mammootty’s movie titled as ‘Kunjali Marakkar IV’ is scripted jointly by TP Rajeev and Shankar Ramakrishnan. August Cinema is producing the movie, pre-production works for which are already underway. Currently, there is a buzz going around in social medias suggesting that the makers are planning to release an animated teaser next month, on the occasion of Eid. Mammootty fans have been eagerly waiting for an update about the movie and this latest buzz about the teaser has naturally got them all excited.
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. Both Mohanlal’s and Mammootty’s movies are based on the fourth Kunjali Marakkar, whose life story apparently had the most interesting elements.