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National Award-winning film Marakkar-Arabikkadalinte Simham starring Mohanlal to release in theatres as Onam special

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Mohanlal starrer Marakkar-Arabikkadalinte Simham which won the National Award for the Best film this year was supposed to hit the theatres on March 26, 2020. However, it got postponed owing to the first wave of the pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown. Later, the makers decided to bring the film to theatres on May 13, 2021. Once again the film got postponed due to the second wave of the pandemic. Today, Mohanlal announced that the film will hit the theatres on August 12, as an Onam special.

National Award-winning film Marakkar-Arabikkadalinte Simham starring Mohanlal to release in theatres as Onam special

The film is directed by Priyadarshan, a frequent collaborator with Mohanlal, and has already won three awards at the 67th National Film Awards including Best Feature Film, Best Costume, and Best Special Effects.

Mohanlal took to his Twitter handle on Friday morning to announce the release date of the film. Announcing the date, the superstar wrote in Malayalm that they hope to be able to present the film as an Onam release on August 12.


Marakkar- Arabikadalinte Simham, starring Mohanlal in the titular role, is based on the life of Kunjali Marakkar IV, the decorated fourth Muslim naval chief of the Zamorin (Samoothiri), during the 16th century Kerala. The film was shot for over three months at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.

Apart from Mohanlal and Suniel Shetty, the film also stars Arjun Sarja, Siddique, Prabhu Dheva, Sudeep, Prabhu, Madhu, Manju Warrier, Paresh Rawal, Keerthy Suresh, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Pranav Mohanlal, Suhasini Maniratnam, Nedumudi Venu, and Ashok Selva.

ALSO READ: Mohanlal’s ViswaSanthi Foundation provides over 200 oxygen beds and 10 ICU beds with Ventilators to Kerala hospitals amid COVID crisis


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