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Mohanlal gears up for these 3 films that have bigger budgets than Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham

The superstar’s Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham was made on a budget of Rs 90 Cr, which makes it the most expensive Malayalam yet

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 09.43 AM, Dec 01, 2021

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Mohanlal | Photo: Aniesh Upaasana

Mohanlal and Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham producer Antony Perumbavoor made a slew of announcements regarding their upcoming projects. While Marakkar has been touted as the most expensive Malayalam movie yet, the duo said that Mohanlal is gearing up for three movies that will be made on bigger budgets than the period film directed by Priyadarshan.

The first among these will be Mohanlal’s own directorial Barroz: Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure, which will be a 3D fantasy adventure film that will also have the actor in the lead. Prithviraj Sukumaran also plays an important character in the movie. The film had gone on floors in April this year but was stalled due to the second wave of pandemic. Mohanlal is expected to resume shooting after the pandemic subsides.

The second project is the much-anticipated sequel to Lucifer – Empuraan, which will mark Prithviraj Sukumaran’s third directorial with Mohanlal after Bro Daddy. The film’s script is currently in its final stages and Prithviraj is expected to begin the film’s pre-production by end of next year as soon as he wraps up the work of the upcoming web series on Rajan Pillai that he will be directing and acting in.

Another project that will be made on a big budget by Aashirvaad Cinemas is a movie by the Pulimurugan team – Vysakh and Udaykrishna. The duo is currently working on a Mohanlal-starrer titled Monster, in which Mohanlal plays an investigative officer named Lucky Singh. The big budget film will be a totally different film, confirms Antony.

Mohanlal, meanwhile, also clarified that Bro Daddy and Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man will be an OTT release while they are yet to take a call on the release platform of Shaji Kailas’ Alone and Monster.

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