Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will be making his directorial debut with a film titled Barroz. Apart from directing the film, Mohanlal will also play an important role in the fantasy film. The film was launched on March 24 in Kochi at Navodaya Studios. The star-studded event saw Mammootty, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Dileep, Fazil, Priyadarshan, TK Rajeev Kumar and Antony Perumbavoor. Apart from Mohanlal, Prithviraj Sukumaran will be playing an important role in the film.
A day ahead of the film launch, Mohanlal shared a video message. In the video, he said, "In the wonderful paths that life travelled through, without even realising it, I became an actor and a filmmaker. Cinema became my life and livelihood. Now, I am setting out on another wonderful journey; with the start of the Barroz shoot on March 24, I am making my debut as director. It is a blessing that I have Navodaya with me in their venture. I request that you support me as the Barroz journey gets underway." Amitabh Bachchan wished Mohanlal on Twitter and wrote, "Wishing the great Mohanlal the very best for his 1st directorial venture 'BARROZ' .. success , prosperity and greater glory (sic)."