The lalettan of Malayalees, actor Mohanlal turns director for ‘Barroz’, a 3-D film set in a Portuguese backdrop about a man who stands guard to a 400-year-old treasure of Vasco da Gama, the explorer.
The actor shared the news on his blog ‘The Complete Actor’ that was released on Easter.
“In my journey with cinema for over four decades, even beyond a decisive juncture, comes a wonderful chance. I am directing a movie. From the one who enacted many different roles before the camera is moving behind,” he writes.
Although Mohanlal had planned a 3D stage show with director T.K. Rajeev Kumar for which he had a discussion with Jijo Punnoose, the filmmaker who made ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’ in 1984, the first ever Indian movie to be filmed in 3D.
But he had to drop it considering the budget. However, Later on after listening to ‘Barroz – Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure’ written by Jijo , the actor took up the plan to enter into direction with this one.
The casting process has already started.
“The movie gives life to Jijo’s dream of directing a world cinema. I am performing the role of Barroz,” the post reads.
The Drishyam actor has finished shooting for the period drama ‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’. He will join the sets ‘Ittimani Made in China’ on Friday.