Marakkar Lion of the Arabian Sea was one of the most awaited Cinemas of the film industry and it was released in the month of December 2021 after a huge delay as the cinema was originally expected to be released in the month of March 2020 but due to the outbreak of coronavirus and the scenario of the country made the cinema postponed several occasions. The movie is simply awesome and the Malayalam film industry can be proud for the movie and it is offering high standards especially in video editing and cinematography. The acting skills also simply awesome and there is no surprise when we talk about a movie of the king of the Malayalam film industry Mohanlal. So without making any further delay let’s get into the article to check out the review of the cinema.
Casting of the movie
The movie is having heavy casting as its features Mohanlal, Suniel Shetty, Arjun Sarja, Prabhu, Ashok Selvan, Manju Warrier, Keerthy Suresh, Nedumudi Venu, Siddique, Mukesh, Pranav Mohanlal, Jay J. Jakkrit, Max Cavenham, and Toby Sauerback
The movie has created a reunion of Mohanlal and Priyadarshan and the cinema has also gained ₹100 crores even before the releasing and the same was earned via pre-booking. Marakkar has bagged three National Awards – Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects, and Best Costume.
The movie tells the story of Kunjali Marakkar, a renowned navy admiral in the 16th century, and showcases conflicts between the Portuguese army under the command of Vasco Da Gama and Samoothiri (Zamorin). The movie starts with a younger Kunjali Marakkar (Pranav Mohanlal), the youngest member of Marakkar family, who is all set to marry a princess (Kalyani Priyadarshan).
The army has killed the entire family of Marakkar but only two persons who escape the massacre are Kunjali Marakkar and his uncle Pattu Marakkar, the role played by Siddique.
After that, Kunjali establishes himself as a ‘Robinhood’ and started stealing the needfull items from the landlords and giving it to the poor people of the region and this made him most wanted criminal by the Portuguese and Zamorin.
Pranav Mohanlal paves way for his father Mohanlal in the second half and the first half of the cinema showcased how Kunjali gets his revenge and regains the faith.
The action scenes were awesome and the cinematography was incredible. The war scenes are the highlighting element of the cinema and the same was in the second half of the movie and Mohanlal showcased an amazing performance.
The movie has its own moments and the director Priyadarshan has done a good job, we must appreciate the post-production work as well. The climax of the cinema was predictable and the lack of research was reflected in the movie but the same was managed by the highly skilled actors and the magic of Priyadarshan.