Mohanlal and Priyadarshan are unarguably one of the most-popular actor-director duos of the Malayalam cinema. In a recent interview given to a popular Malayalam magazine, the best friends opened up about the beginning of their careers. Mohanlal and Priyadarshan also made an interesting revelation about the yesteryear films by them.
According to the actor-director duo, the new generation method of shooting a film without a well-bound script is not so new. Mohanlal and Priyadarshan revealed that most of the films that came out of their association didn't have a complete script when the shooting began. At the beginning of their careers, the duo has shot so many films, with just the storyline in mind.
However, things did change gradually, and both Mohanlal and Priyadarshan are sure that they cannot start shooting for a film without a script, today. The filmmakers stated that a full-bound script is a must for him, to start the shooting of a film now. The actor-director duo also stated that they often wonder how their yesteryear films were shot without a complete script when thinking about it now.
Mohanlal and Priyadarshan are joining hands once again for the upcoming historical drama Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham. The script of the magnum opus is penned by director Priyadarshan himself, along with his associate Ani Sasi. The duo reportedly finished scripting for the movie, after a lot of researches. However, Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham does have a fantasy element to it.
The Mohanlal starrer, which is said to be the biggest motion picture ever made in Malayalam cinema, was originally slated to be released in March 2020. But the project is now delayed indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham will not hit the theaters in 2021, once the world comes back to normalcy.