After taking his time off away from the films to look after his ailing dad, Suniel Shetty is set to entertain us as a 16th-century warrior in his film, Marakkar: The Lion Of Arabian Sea. Suniel and Priyadarshan have collaborated for their most ambitious project after 10 years since De Dana Dan.
For his newest venture Marakkar: The Lion Of Arabian Sea, Priyadarshan will be collaborating with actors Suniel Shetty, Nagarjuna, Mohanlal and Paresh Rawal. The 57-year-old actor who has given us high fitness goals will be seen doing a lot of sword-fights and hand combats for Priyadarshan’s action-packed period thriller.
The historical thriller is based on the life of Navy Chief, Mohammad Ali aka Kunajli Marakkar IV who was a 16th century Muslim naval chief under the reign of Zamorin (Samoorthi), the Hindu monarch of Calicut. The Kunjali Makkars were marine traders who eventually extended their manpower and services to the monarch and fought naval wars against the Portuguese.
A major chunk of the film will be shot in an artificially created sea with vintage warships. The film is all set to be shot at Ramoji Film City for 85-90 day schedule.
The multi-starrer has been co-produced by Mohanlal and is expected to hit the floors by July end. Marakkar is reportedly made on a budget of whopping Rs 150 crore