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Mohanlal debuts new tonsured look for his directorial Barroz, here’s why

The superstar released a new poster of the movie along with unveiling his latest look for his character in the 3D children’s fantasy

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jan 03, 2022
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Mohanlal as Barroz

In a span of less than a week, Mollywood superstar Mohanlal revealed two looks of his titular character from his directorial debut Barroz: The Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure. One had him with overgrown hair and a full beard while the latest look that he unveiled on January 1 had the actor flaunting a tonsured look with just the beard and the twirled moustache.

Fans have been speculating whether the actor will be seen in two get-ups in the big budget 3D children’s fantasy, which is scripted by Jijo Punnose of My Dear Kuttichathan fame and has cinematographer Santosh Sivan as part of the technical team.

With Barroz being a ‘ghost’ of sorts who has been guarding the treasure of Vasco D’Gama for the past 400 years, it is plausible that the latest tonsured look of his character could be his younger days and the one with the long hair being his get-up for extensive part of the movie, which revolves around the guardian’s adventure with a girl named Isabella. All the promotional posters and sketches from casting calls hint at the same.

However, it should also be noted that these were a year ago. The project was first announced in 2019 and since then has undergone multiple changes. The nationwide lockdown has also forced a delay that had affected the schedules of foreign actors as well as those from the industry including Prithviraj Sukumaran, who were earlier cast in pivotal roles.

To keep the project as well as the get-ups of the characters fresh, the makers could have revamped the entire look of its lead character. In fact, the teaser of the movie that first revealed Mohanlal’s look in Barroz was shot in April 2020. Mohanlal recently told us that he would be re-shooting all those portions. So, it’s possible that the tonsured look could be what Mohanlal would be pulling off for most part of the film.

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