Mollywood is all set to present a magnum opus next month as Mohanlal starred 'Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea' has been slated for a theatrical release during the first week of December. The teaser of an epic story was unveiled on Wednesday and ever since it was released, it has been going viral on social media. The teaser has given a sense that the movie would picture the magnificent story of Kunjali Marakkar, the admiral of Calicut who lived in the 16th century and fought against the Portuguese invasion.
On Wednesday, Mohanlal took to Twitter and shared the teaser. The Malayalam superstar wrote, "Here comes something you've been waiting for! #MarakkarLionoftheArabianSea Official Teaser 1." It has been touted as the most-awaited movie of the year from Mollywood and it will get released on 3,300 screens. Mohanlal has further confirmed that the movie will hit the big screens on December 2 and it has been reported that the movie team has predicted that the movie would make Rs 50 crore on its first day.
The movie would be released on 600 screens across Kerala and over 1,200 screens across India. At overseas, it will get screened nearly on 1,800 screens, making it one of the Indian movies to play well on foreign soil. The movie would be released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada and it has been expected that there would be 12,700 shows on the first day across 3,300 screens. The teaser shows Mohanlal, who plays Kunjali Marakkar, is battling against the villains and though it runs for a span of seconds, it has become an invitation to the world of Marakkar.
The teaser has been trending on social media and has already crossed 1.5 million views. With a budget of Rs 100 crore, Marakkar has become the most expensive Malayalam film ever made and at the 67th National Film Awards, the movie has won three awards - Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects, and Best Costume Design. The movie was originally scheduled to release on 26th March 2021 and was later deferred in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and it was then moved to August 12, 2021, and again got postponed.
In a recent interview, the movie's director Priyadarshan has said that Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea is the most technically perfect film produced in the Indian film industry till now. While he had helmed the movie, it is bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. Besides presenting an epic story, the movie will also present an ensemble cast as several reputed stars from various industries have come together to turn it into a magnum opus.
While Mohanlal plays the lead role, Arjun Sarja, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthy Suresh, Mukesh, Siddique, Nedumudi Venu, Pranav Mohanlal, Ashok Selvan, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Fazil, Suhasini Maniratnam, Suresh Krishna, and Manikuttan had played important roles. While the movie has four music directors, it has been edited by Aiyappan Nair and Tirru has done cinematography.
Here comes something you've been waiting for!#MarakkarLionoftheArabianSea Official Teaser 1https://t.co/MPS6AIfov1#MarakkarArabikadalinteSimham#MarakkarFromDec2 #MarakkarTeaser@priyadarshandir @antonypbvr @aashirvadcine@SunielVShetty @sabucyril @DOP_Tirru— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) November 24, 2021