The makers of Mohanlal's Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham have revealed the first character poster from the movie. The first poster features Mohanlal, who plays Kunjali Marakkar and Keerthy Suresh who will be essaying the character named Aarcha in the movie.
One of the producers, Aashirvad Cinemas shared the character poster on Twitter:
In the poster, Keerthy Suresh, the National Award-winning actress dons a brown kasavu saree and halter neck blouse. She will be essaying Aarcha in the movie. Mohanlal in the tradition attire of historic character Kunjali Marakkar also looks authentic.
Mohanlal starrer magnum opus 'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is gearing towards its release on March 26. The movie is based on the true-life of Kunjali Marakkar IV. Set in the 16th century, the film is based on the battle exploits of Kunjali Marakkars—the naval chieftains of the Zamorin of Calicut. It will have extensive sea warfare sequences which will be its highlight.
In a tweet, actor Mohanlal shared another poster that said the film has already crossed 100 fan shows. Fan shows is a new trend to test the pulse of the audience before the release.
The film is set to hit theatres on March 26. Mohanlal had completed shooting for his portions of the magnum opus in 104 days in March 2019. The makers worked on a year-long post-production as the film requires extensive VFX.
Made on a budget of Rs 100 crore, the film is produced jointly by Antony Perumbavoor, Santhosh T Kuruvilla and CJ Roy under their respective banners Aashirvad Cinemas, Confident Group and Moonshot Entertainment. The film will have Mohanlal’s son Pranav making a cameo appearance.
If reports are true, the youngster could be seen as the younger version of Marakkar. The film has a stellar cast of Suniel Shetty, Siddique, Prabhu Deva, Sudeep, Prabhu, Madhu, Manju Warrier, Paresh Rawal, Keerthy Suresh, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Pranav Mohanlal, Suhasini Maniratnam, Nedumudi Venu, Ashok Selvan and others in pivotal roles. The film’s technical crew includes cinematographer Tirru and editor MS Ayyappan Nair.
The film is scripted by the director Priyadarshan along with Ani IV Sasi, Antony.