‘Marakkar’ to stream on OTT platforms after theatrical release, confirms Mohanlal
Kochi: Mohanlal’s most anticipated movie ‘Marakkar-Arabikadalinte Simham’ directed by Priyadarshan will hit the theatres on December 2. Talking to Mathrubhumi News, Mohanlal confirmed that the movie will stream on OTT platforms after the theatrical release.
“There were reports claiming that the movie will have a direct OTT release when we didn’t plan about the release. As such news was false, we opted to keep mum. ‘Marakkar’ makers have signed a contract with OTT platforms after confirming the theatrical release. So, ‘Marakkar’ will definitely have OTT release too,” said Mohanlal.
The film is centred around the life and times of Kunhali Marakkar, the famous naval chieftain of the Zamorin of Calicut, who is credited with organising the first naval defence of the Indian coast. Mohanlal, who's known for his flexibility and adaptability to any character, plays the title role of Marakkar.
The movie, according to industry sources is one of the costliest productions ever in Malayalam cinema with a budget of Rs 100 crore.
'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham' will also feature Mohanlal's son Pranav Mohanlal as well as actors Arjun Sarja, Suniel Shetty, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Keerthy Suresh.