Santosh Sivan shares a photo taken with Mohanlal from Barroz sets!
Mohanlal’s hugely hyped directorial debut ‘Barroz’ got launched only recently. It was one of the biggest launch events in recent times as it saw the presence of several big names like Mammootty, Prithviraj, Dileep, directors Priyadarshan, Fazil, Sibi Malayil and Sathyan Anthikad.
For his directorial debut, Mohanlal has assembled a highly efficient technical crew. Multiple national award winner Santosh Sivan is cranking the camera for this film. Just a while ago, he shared a photo taken with Mohanlal from the sets of ‘Barroz’.
It is worth a mention that Santosh Sivan was not the first choice for ‘Barroz’. KU Mohanlal was supposed to wield the camera. He was even part of the team during the initial pre-production stages. However, he had to opt out due to the delay in the project going on floors. It was only later that Santosh Sivan stepped in. Sivan and Mohanlal go a long way back as they have worked together in films like ‘Yodha’, ‘Nirnayam’, ‘Kalapani’, ‘Iruvar’.
Scripted by ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’ director Jijo Punnoose, ‘Barroz’ is a fantasy film set against the backdrop of the maritime history of Portugal, Spain, India and Africa. Mohanlal plays the titular role and a 13-year-old child artiste named Shayla McCaffrey essays the other lead. Prithviraj Sukumaran and Prathap Pothen are the only other Malayalam actors to have confirmed so far in the cast. Foreign actors from US, Spain, Portugal and Ghana are said to be part of the film.