Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham
While all other nominees in all other categories were chosen by members of their respective branches, nominees for Best Picture were chosen by the entire academy.
'Jai Bhim', Malayalam period drama 'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham' featuring Mohanlal in the lead are on the list of 276 movies eligible for this year's Academy Awards.
The voting for the Oscar nominations is set to begin on Thursday, January 27, and it will continue until Tuesday, February 1.
Amazon Prime Video announced the date with a new trailer of the film.
Screen icon Mohanlal’s reply to Suresh Gopi’s wishes for 'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham' has gone viral on social media.
'Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea' is the kind of film only an ambitious filmmaker could make. Priyadarshan's penchant to dream big and execute bigger is written all over it.
In Kerala, out of the total 631 screens, Marakkar is being screened in 626 screens on the first day itself.
The tale of Kunjali Marakkar IV is not a just a story as he was more than a valiant warrior for the people of Kozhikode.
The Europeans took Kunjali to Goa where they beheaded the great warrior.
The actor's revelation removes the earlier held notion that producer Antony Perumbavoor had 'made a big sacrifice by agreeing to release the film in theatres'.