Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan had last worked in Superstar Rajinikanth’s Darbar which released earlier this year. The cinematographer turned director has already completed filming Jack and Jill which is his next directorial venture in Malayalam cinema. This exciting thriller features an ensemble star cast including Manju Warrier, Kalidas Jayaram, Soubin Shahir, Esther Anil, Aju Varghese, Indrans, Nedumudi Venu, Shaylee Krishen, Basil Joseph, Ramesh Pisharody, and others. Santosh Sivan is also gearing up for his next directorial, the Hindi remake of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Maanagaram which will feature Vikrant Massey in the lead role. Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi is touted to play an important role in that project.

Meanwhile, Santosh Sivan has now officially announced his next film as a cinematographer and it is a biggie indeed. The Thuppakki technician would crank the camera for Mohanlal’s debut directorial, Barroz: Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure. This 3D fantasy film has been written by Jijo Punnoose and will feature Mohanlal playing the titular character. Rafael Amargo, Shayla McCaffrey, Prathap Pothen, Paz Vega play supporting roles. Barroz will mainly cater to the children and family audience and it is going to be an interesting attempt from the legendary actor.

Young child prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram will make his debut as a music director with Barroz and the young talent would be looking forward to making an impression with his debut project.

Santosh Sivan shared this good news with his followers and fans on Twitter. Sharing his latest picture with Mohanlal, Santosh Sivan wrote, “with 2 Icons ... teaming up to showcase the best of south indian Talent .... internationally “Barros” Mohan Lals Debut Directorial.. with an outstanding cast to aid Jijo Punnose script ( My Dear Kuttichathan) in 3D”. Santosh Sivan’s addition to Barroz is going to be valuable and let us hope that the two legends create magic on screen.

Details regarding the commencement of shoot is yet to be known and we will update about it in the coming days. Stay tuned. For now, check out Santosh Sivan’s latest update here: