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Mohanlal to Soon Start Working on His Directorial Debut ‘Barroz’

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Mohanlal, the Malayalam actor who will be seen next in the Malayalam film Drishyam 2, confirmed on social media on Monday that he will soon start working on his directorial debut Barroz: Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure.

On a Twitter chat, the Lucifer actor revealed that the shooting of Barroz will commence from March.

Barroz will be about a man who stands guard to a 400-year-old treasure of Vasco D’Gama and will be set in a Portuguese backdrop, according to IMDb. Written by Jijo Punnoose, Barroz will feature Spanish actors Rafael Amargo who will be seen playing the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama, Shayla McCaffrey and Paz Vaga, in lead roles, as reported by ETimes.

While announcing the film in 2019, Mohanlal had said that it will be shot in Goa and will be a 3D fantasy film for children. It is expected to release in 2022.

The actor who completed over 40 years in cinema, predominantly working in the Malayalam film industry, also hinted at a possible sequel, tentatively titled Lucifer 2: Empuraan to his 2019 film Lucifer. Lucifer was actor Prithviraj Sukumaran‘s directorial debut. Lucifer is the highest grossing Malayalam film ever having made Rs. 200 crore globally.

The makers had released a clip from the film on social media in 2019 to announce the sequel.

The film was announced at an event in Kochi in 2019. As per an ETimes report, writer Murali Gopy said, “After understanding the economic feasibility, we decided to go ahead with the second part. The first part was just a tip of the iceberg which has many fulcrum points. The upcoming films will explore the inner layers of it. We expect that it will be liked by Lucifer fan followers.”

He added, “The second film will not be the continuation of the story you saw in Lucifer, but it will explain what happened before the Lucifer movie and what will happen after. The film will deal with how the characters in the movie got to point where Lucifer played out.”

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