The film is set in the 16th century, narrating the story of Kunjali Marakkar IV, known for defending the Malabar Coast against the Portuguese invasion.
Malayalam film Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham (Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea), starring superstar Mohanlal is set to release in the UAE over Eid Al Fitr. The May 13 release will head to the cinemas the same day Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is scheduled to screen in theatres.
The film traces the life of the naval chief captain of the Zamorin of Calicut (present name Kozhikode) Kunjali Marakkar IV, who is essayed by Mohanlal, and is based on the 16th-century warrior who mobilised the country’s first naval force to battle the Portuguese invasion.
Marakkar: Lion Of The Arabian Sea stars Mohanlal as a decorated commander in Zamorin’s naval force. The film also stars the superstar’s son Pranav Mohanlal, who plays the younger version of the superstar.
Apart from Mohanlal and his son Pranav, the film boasts a star-studded cast including Arjun Sarja, Sunil Shetty, Prabhudheva, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthy Suresh and Kalyani Priyadarshan among others.
The movie has already secured the 67th national Film Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects and Best Costume Design.
Bollywood actor John Abraham has also advanced the release of his action film Satyameva Jayate 2, which means it will clash with the two films at the box office over the Eid weekend.