Directed by Haneef Adeni, Marco is a spin-off of Nivin Pauly’s action film Mikhael
Director-screenwriter Haneef Adeni recently announced his upcoming film Marco, in which actor Unni Mukundan will play the lead role. The movie’s first look portrays Unni as the ruthless villain, named Marco - a character he previously played in Nivin Pauly’s Mikhael. In a recent social media post, the Meppadiyan actor shared the news that the first look of Marco has crossed 1 million views. Unni also hinted that the shooting for the film will commence in February 2024.
Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the actor wrote, “Marco’s motion poster crossed one million views! First time in the history of Indian cinema, the most dramatic comeback of a villain again. But this time. He is the Hero”. The motion poster released earlier featured Unni sitting on a throne with a cigar in his hand. According to the makers, this is the first time in Indian cinema that a villain has been turned into a hero in a spin-off.
Marco Jr in Mikhael
Mikhael is an action film, directed by Haneef, who is best known for films like The Great Father. The movie revolves around the rivalry between two families of goons, their killings, unsuccessful police interventions and innocent civilians getting involved. Unni played the role of Marco Jr, a stylish villain who tries to avenge his brother’s death. The film boasts an unconventional script and characters. Marco Jr is one of the major roles played by Unni, who has not attempted many villain roles in his career. Although the spin-off is worth the wait, it should be noted that Mikhael didn’t perform very well at the box office.
Unni Mukundan’s upcoming projects
Unni is set to collaborate with Punyalan Agarbattis fame director Ranjith Sankar for their upcoming film, titled Jai Ganesh. However, the film has been mired in controversies lately, with many labelling it as a propaganda film. This is not the first time that Unni has been associated with such allegations, as his previous film Meppadiyan also faced similar criticism.