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Mohanlal takes directorial plunge after 40 years of acting


The Malayalam superstar is all set to make his directorial debut with a 3D film titled Barroz — Guardian of D'Gama's treasure.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, last seen playing a character called Stephen Nedumpally in Prithviraj’s Lucifer ((2019), is all set to make his directorial debut with a 3D film titled Barroz — Guardian of D'Gama's treasure.  

On Sunday, Mohanlal took to his blog to share the sensational news which has already created quite a buzz in tinsel town.

Describing it the beginning of a new journey, Mohanlal 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 will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It’s a story set in Portugal.

Explaining how the whole idea of him directing a film took shape, he said it 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. Mohanlal jumped at the opportunity to direct and 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.

Mohanlal currently awaits the release of Suriya-starrer Kaappaan, in which he’s played the role of a prime minister.