After four decades of acting, Mohanlal to become director with 3D film Barroz
Malayalam actor Mohanlal is turning to direction. The actor on Sunday made the announcement via his blog about making his directorial debut with upcoming 3D film called Barroz - Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure. Mohanlal made his acting debut as a teenager back in 1978 with Thiranottam.
Calling it the beginning of a new journey, he said that he will go behind the camera for the first time in his career. He went on to reveal that the film will be shot in 3D and can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It’s a story set in Portugal.
Lal revealed how the whole idea of him directing a film took shape. Apparently, the idea was born when he and filmmaker TK Rajeev Kumar had decided to make a 3D show and had met Jijo Punnoose, the director of India’s first fantasy 3D Film My Dear Kuttichathan.
Jijo narrated the story of Barroz, who according to Mohanlal, was a man who took care of Vasco Da Gama’s treasure. When the question came as to who will direct the film, Lal jumped at the opportunity. Jijo encouraged him.
The film will have more than one part and will be predominantly shot in Goa. The cast will include many international actors and the casting process will begin in the coming few months.
Last seen playing a character called Stephen Nedumpally in Prithviraj’s Lucifer, Mohanlal currently awaits the release of Suriya starrer Kaappaan, in which he will be seen playing the role of Prime Minister of the country.
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