Kunjali Marakkar is a much anticipated movie by the megastar Mammootty. Directed by Amal Neerad, this movie will be the big budget movie that has been ever made in the history of Malayalam cinema. The movie budget is around Rs 40 crores. If reports are to be believed, the shooting of the movie will begin from February 26, at Kozhikode, next year.
Kunjali Marakkar was the warrior of Samoothiri Namboothirippad. The story of the film revolves around the life of the brave warrior and his fights against the Portuguese. Mammootty portrays the role of Kunjali Marakkar. He had earlier played the role of Pazhassiraja, which was one of the much hyped movie of its time. It won him laurels. It was directed by Hariharan and was produced by Gokulam Gopalan.
Kunjali Marakkar will be produced under the banner of August Cinema by Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nateshan and Prithviraj who are currently basking in the success of their last release Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukutty.
Producer Santhosh Sivan will be wielding the camera for this film. Kunjali Marakkar is also said to be a bilingual which will be made in Malayalam and Tamil, and also will be dubbed in Telugu and Hindi. The movie has used a lot of 3D effects to give a good picturisation. The director hopes to release this movie by next year August 15.