Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham, the Mohanlal-starrer had been in news over it's uncertainty surrounding the release. Now, the makers have announced a new release date. The announcement comes days after Kerala government lifted the lockdown.
The film will hit the theaters on August 12, week before Onam. Mohanlal announced on his Facebook page that he was hopeful about release of the film during the Onam festival.
"For this to happen, we need the prayers and the moral support of all and with that we are going forward for it to happen," wrote the 61-year-old actor who plays the main role.
Fans are now glad that a new release date has been announced and it seems that Marakkar will indeed be a game changer. The release of Marakkar has been delayed for more than a year after the Covid pandemic broke out in February 2020.
Recently, it was speculated that the magnum opus might release simultaneously in theatres and a renowned OTT platform, on the same day. However, producer Antony Perumbavoor recently confirmed that Mohanlal's Marakkar will release only in theatres.
Reportedly, Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham has been planned as the biggest theatrical release in the history of Malayalam cinema. Producer Antony Perumbavoor said that they were planning for a release across Kerala and pan India and not to mention, outside the country also.
"We have done everything for the release and if not for the pandemic, we would have released it much before," said Perumbavoor.Mohanlal will be seen as the historical character Kunjali Marakkar IV aka Mohammed Ali in the film, which has been jointly scripted by the director Priyadarshan and Ani Sasi. The star casts include thespian actor Madhu, Manju Warrier, besides actors from south India and Bollywood and four British actors also one Chinese actor.
'Marakkar, the Lion of Arabian Sea' was selected as the best feature film for 2019, besides the veteran director's young son -- Siddarath Priyadarshan fresh from his studies on special effects from the US also won his first national award for the best special effects.
Another winner in the same film was Sujith Sudhakar who won the national award for the best costume designer.