Mohanlal on why it took 20 years to make Marakkar Lion of Arabian Sea: ‘Totally dependent on water’.
It was Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s long-time dream to play the role of Kunjali Marakkar IV. But, as they say, nothing happens before its time. He had to wait for over 20 years for film technology to become more accessible to the Malayalam film industry to make Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham).
Even after completing the project, the filmmakers had to wait for over two years owing to the disruption caused by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. After a long wait, the film was released earlier this month in theatres and received mixed reviews from critics. And it was also recently made available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.