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Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)

Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)

  • Directed by Priyadarshan
  • Starring Mohanlal, Pranav Mohanlal, Arjun, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Suhasini, Keerthi Suresh, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Fazil
  • 2021 | 150mins | rated

Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, also known as Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea, is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language biographical period drama war film written and directed by Priyadarshan. The screenplay was co-written by Ani Sasi. The film was produced by Aashirvad Cinemas and Confident Group as co-producers. The film stars Mohanlal in the title role. The movie has ensemble cast include Arjun Sarja, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthy Suresh, Siddique, Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu and Pranav Mohanlal in supporting roles.


The film began principal photography in December 2018 and was concluded in March 2019, with the film mainly shot at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. With a budget of ₹100 crore, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is the most expensive Malayalam film ever made.The film was originally scheduled for release on 22 August 2020. The release was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was then scheduled for theatrical release on 12 August 2021, but was postponed again. At the 67th National Film Awards, the film won three awards — Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects, and Best Costume. The film is scheduled to hit screens on 2 December 2021