Kamal Haasan will don the role of legendary king Tippu Sultan in one of the biggest projects of Mollywood. The historical movie, titled Tippuvum Unniaarchayum will be produced by Gokulam Gopalan, the man behind the epic Pazhassi Raja.
Tipu was an ardent warrior as well as a multilingual genius, says the movie’s scribe John Paul, adding that Kamal was the only one who would fit in the role.
Paul confirms that the movie will have portions of history and legend mixed with fictional liberty. In addition, it will give life to legendary characters such as Unniaarcha, Chandu, Aromal Chekavar,
Sultan Hyderali, Fathima Beevi, Rukmini and also Napolean Bonaparte. Paul also says the emotional conflicts of both Thippu and Unniaarcha will be the centerpiece of the story. The shooting of the movie, directed by Vayalar Madhavan Kutty, is scheduled to begin by March next year and the movie is aiming for a 2012-end release.