Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language epic historical war film co-written and directed by Priyadarshan. Set in the 16th century Portuguese India, it is based on the battles of Kunjali Marakkar IV—the fourth naval chieftain of the Zamorin of Calicut. Kunjali Marakkars organised the first naval defense of the Indian coast and safeguarded Calicut from Portuguese invasion for almost a century. The screenplay was co-written by Ani Sasi. The film is being produced by Aashirvad Cinemas with Moonshot Entertainments and Confident Group as co-producers.
Priyadarshan’s up and coming big Project ‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’ as of now has a ritzy cast lead by Mohanlal. Suniel Shetty, Arjun Sarja, Pranav Mohanlal, Keerthy Suresh, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Prabhu, Ashok Selvan, and Manju Warrier are as of now affirmed in the cast. In the event that reports are to be trusted, most recent to join the group is Kannada whiz Kichcha Sudeep.
Last day, Sudeep was seen in the sets of ‘Marakkar’ shoot at Ramoji Rao Film City, Hyderabad. Location stills have gone viral in social medias which has led to speculations. If Sudeep is indeed acting in the film, it marks his debut in Malayalam. The actor is hugely popular across the South, so his presence will be an added attraction for a film like this.
‘Marakkar’ is said to be a standout amongst the big budget movie ever made in Malayalam film. Mohanlal’s Aashirvad Cinemas, Confident Group and Moonshot Entertainment are mutually delivering the motion picture.