Mohanlal-Priyadarshan's magnum opus Marakkar is a period drama about Kerala's warrior Kunjali Marakkar. The director says that Marakkar is India's first naval commander. Hence, the film is also a tribute to the naval defence of the country. To cater to a pan India audience, the makers have added many fictional elements to the film. The makers feel that this would also help in recovering the massive sum of money invested in the project. The director reveals that they are also planning a China release as it would appeal to an international audience. The film has a few big names in its cast. The film is in the post-production stage and VFX works are progressing in full swing.