The makers of Marakkar had announced that the movie will be getting a worldwide release on May 13, and this could pose problems for Thuramukham and Malik. Both the movies could move to another date or will have to limit the releasing centres considering the juggernaut Marakkar is.
In an earlier interview, Priydarshan said, “I am not worried about the delay. The film has tremendous hype and will bring in the audience whenever it releases. It’s my dream film and the biggest challenge was to recreate the 16th century. It’s made on a budget of Rs 100 crore, the highest in my career. Half of it is about a naval war and set in the sea. The lead character is the first Indian Naval Commander and I’m happy with the result.”
Fahadh’s Malik, meanwhile, was supposed to hit theatres in April 2020 but was delayed due to the lockdown. The film’s director Mahesh Narayanan had earlier told us that the political thriller that revolves around a place where there was a resistance against this constant threat of displacement of a minority community, and a person who was responsible for making his people rise up. Fahadh plays the character of Sulaiman from the age of 20 to 57 and the film shows four phases of his life in detail.
Thuramukham, which is directed by Rajeev Ravi, has Nivin playing the character of Moidu. The period film, which is set against the backdrop of Cochin port, revolves around the uprisings of the labourers against the chappa system. Set in the 40s and 50s, the film also has Indrajith, Nimisha Sajayan, Joju George and Arjun Ashokan in pivotal roles.