Malayalam superstar Mohanlal turns director with Barroz: Guardian of D’ Gama’s Treasure that is a 3D fantasy children’s film. The screenplay written by Jijo Punnoose is based on his novel of the same name. The story is centered around Barroz (Mohanlal), who was entrusted by D’ Gama to be the guardian of his treasure.
Jijo is known for his movie My dear Kuttichathan, which was the first Indian film to be filmed in 3D. He was also the first person to make a 70mm format film.
On 21 April 2019, Mohanlal published a blog post titled A New Journey Begins Barroz Guardian of D’ Gama’s Treasure announcing his directorial debut, a 3D film based on the story Barroz – Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure written by Jijo Punnoose. He revealed the film will be shot in Goa and the locations have been decided, and the cast includes many foreign actors. In July, Mohanlal had posted on social media a video unveiling more details about the film. In the video, he said he had cast Rafael Amargo, Paz Vega and Caesar to act in the film. Mohanlal also said, “Barroz is a story set against the backdrop of the maritime history of Portugal, Spain, Africa and India. Barroz is indeed, about our shared heritage that we inherited from our ancestors”. Veteran actor director Pratap Pothen has announced that he has been cast in the film, where he will be playing the role of a Voodoo doll.
Principal photography of the filming is expected to start in March 2021 and will be shot at locations including Goa, Portugal.
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan congratulated Mohanlal on his debut and the later responded to his wishes.
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