Talented filmmaker Priyadarshan has been working on his next from some time. His next film would be an action packed periodic drama and it would feature Nagarjuna, Mohanlal, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. The movie has been titled Marakkar–The Lion of the Arabian Sea and it is based on the life of Mohammed Ali aka Kunjali Marakkar IV.
Marakkar will be shot on a lavish budget and will be made in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam languages simultaneously. The film is set in the 16th century and will be shot on water with vintage war ships. Marakkar will also have several British actors essaying the roles of Portuguese in the film. Mohanlal will co-produce the film which will roll from July this year. More details to be announced soon.