Movie Name: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea
Directed by: Priyadarshan
Starring: Mohanlal, Arjun Sarja, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthy Suresh
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release Date: 13 May, 2021
Running Time: 181 Minutes
The story of legendary Kunjali Marakkar IV and his epic warfare against the Portuguese.
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, also known as Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea, is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language epic historical war film, written and directed by Priyadarshan. Set in the 16th century, the film tells the story of Kunjali Marakkar IV, the naval commander of the Samoothiri, known for defending the Malabar Coast against the Portuguese invasion. The screenplay was co-written by Ani Sasi. The film was produced by Aashirvad Cinemas with Moonshot Entertainments and Confident Group as co-producers. It stars Mohanlal in the title role, alongside Arjun Sarja, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthy Suresh, Mukesh, Siddique, and Nedumudi Venu in supporting roles.
The film began principal photography in December 2018 and was concluded in March 2019, with the film mainly shot at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. With a budget of ₹100 crore, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is the most expensive Malayalam film ever made. The film was originally scheduled for release on 26 March 2020, along with its dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu languages. The release was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The film is scheduled for theatrical release on 13 May 2021. At the 67th National Film Awards, the film won three awards – Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects, and Best Costume Design.
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Song Title: Nanhe Kunjali
Lyrics: Nawab Arzoo
Music Composer: Ronnie Raphael
Singer(s): K. S. Chithra