|Directed by||T. Hariharan|
|Produced by||Gokulam Gopalan|
|Written by||M. T. Vasudevan Nair|
|Narrated by||Mohanlal (Malayalam)
Kamal Haasan (Tamil)
Shahrukh Khan (Hindi)
Manoj K. Jayan
|Editing by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Release date(s)||October 16, 2009|
|Budget||INR 27 crores.|
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Mammootty’s great malayalam film Pazhassi Raja. The film, produced by Mr.Gokulam Gopalan, story written by M.T Vasudevan Nair and directed by veteran Hariharan, is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year.
The film has Mammootty in the lead role along with Sarath Kumar, who plays the role of his trusted commander-in-chief, Manoj.K Jayan, Kalabhavan Mani, Suman, Kaniha and Padmapriya.
The biopic tells the story of the legendary ruler and warrior Pazhassi Raja, the ‘Lion of Kerala’, who took on the British in the forests of Malabar in the 18 century.
Hariharan’s film is truly a masterpiece in that it has the manner, matter and mood of a monumental epic, in the finest sense of the word. This is no ordinary film that tells the story of a hero; rather, it’s a stellar celluloid piece that vividly recaptures every moment in history, never for a moment losing out on the human drama, never compromising on its immense scope or scale, never ever letting go of its elaborate craft and detail.
The film is full of invigorating battle sequences that literally involve a mammoth cast of hundreds and hundreds of people. Magnificently staged, they feel real, and mounted on a giant-scale entertainment canvas, this is perhaps the first time ever that a Malayalam film awes you on account of its visual brilliance. There are any number of spectacular sequences here that would surprise you on account of their visceral energy.
He is regarded by historians as the first freedom fighter of India.
The movie will showcase his heroic fights against the Raj in the jungles of Wayanad during the 1790s.
Maestro Ilayaraja has composed songs for the film pazhasi raja.