Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea: Release date, cast and trailer

Prime Video’s new addition, ‘Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea’ follows the story of Kunjali Marakkar and the battle he fought against the Portuguese.

Release date

The film will begin streaming from December 17.

Cast and creators

  • Mohanlal
  • Pranav Mohanlal
  • Arjun
  • Suniel Shetty
  • Prabhu
  • Manju Warrier
  • Suhasini
  • Keerthi Suresh
  • Kalyani Priyadarshan
  • Fazil
  • Siddique
  • Nedumudi Venu
  • Innocent
  • Ashok Selvan

Written and directed by: Priyadarshan

Produced by: Antony Perumbavoor


“This movie is a biopic on the real-life character, Kunjali Marakkar who is till date considered one of the greatest naval chiefs of India. An epic tale, set in the late 15th century and early 16th century, the film is based on the fearless seafarer of the Malabar Coast.”

Other details

It is said to be the costliest Malayalam film ever created, and it won Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects, and Best Costume at the 67th National Film Awards in October 2021.


It chronicles the heroic battle between the Portuguese invaders and the fearless Kunjali Marakkar, who ultimately became the naval commander of the Zamorin, Calicut’s ruler.

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