Superstar Mohanlal has joined hit filmmaker Priyadarshan for the Malayalam period flick Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham. The movie is based on the life of legendary naval chief of Zamorin,  Kunjali Marakkar. Mohanlal will be seen playing the titular character in the movie.


The naval chief had led successful campaigns against the Portuguese for many decades. Lal's son Pranav Mohanlal and Priyadarshan's daughter Kalyani also act in Marakkar. Manju Warrier, Sunil Shetty, Arjun, Suhasini and Prabhu will play other important characters in the movie.


Recently, an image from   the movie, featuring Pranav Mohanlal and Kalyani had gone viral on the social media. It shows the duo in an endearing dance sequence. As per media reports, Pranav will portray Mohanlal's youth, while Kalyani will be making her Malayalam debut with the movie.