Marakkar: Arabikkadalinte Simham is a much-anticipated Malayalam period flick starring Mohanlal in the titular role. Popular filmmaker Priyadarshan directs the film. Antony Perumbavoor's Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this mega project jointly with Dr. Roy CJ’s Confident Group and Santhosh T Kuruvilla’s Moonshot Entertainment. The expected budget for the film is Rs.100 Crores.
Marakkar is touted to be about a naval chieftain who protected the coast against the invading Portuguese army. There were four Kunjali Marikkars (the title given to these naval chiefs) during the time and the film will be about one of them. The film stars Mohanlal, Director Fazil, Pranav Mohanlal, Arjun Sarja, Prabhu, Sunil Shetty and Kalyani Priyadarshan. Meanwhile, Mohanlal and Priyadarshan is a hit actor-director combo who have previously delivered a notable number of super hit films and the combo is expected to repeat their legendary success with Marakkar too.