Pazhasi Raja… kerala malayalam film mammootty

Pazhasi Raja

Pazhasi Raja

Directed by T. Hariharan
Produced by Gokulam Gopalan
Written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Narrated by Mohanlal (Malayalam)
Kamal Haasan (Tamil)
Shahrukh Khan (Hindi)
Starring Mammootty
Sarath Kumar
Kanika Subramaniam
Manoj K. Jayan
Jagathi Sreekumar
Suresh Krishna
Linda Arsenio
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Ramanath Shetty
Editing by A. Sreekar Prasad
Release date(s) October 16, 2009
Country India
Language Malayalam
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.

Mammoottys 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.

4 thoughts on “Pazhasi Raja… kerala malayalam film mammootty”

  1. Pazhassi Raja is brilliant film
    The initial response when you come out of the theatre after watching the hugely mounted Malayalam film Pazhassi Raja is pleasant surprise. Until now we have only heard complaints of financial constrain from the filmmakers for low production values and haphazardly put up story lines.

    But this movie made on a budget of average ten Malayalam movies, has a quality that has never been seen before.

    It is the tale of a historical superhero, narrated in a typical filmi fashion with many moments that stir up excitement in the audience. Pazhassi Raja (Mammootty) is said to have revolted against the British even before the famous revolt of 1857 began. His oft-repeated argument is — should people who came to trade pepper and cardamom be allowed to govern us?

    M T Vasudevan Nair’s script has lots of cinematic moments that give scope to use Mamootty’s megastar image to good use as a person who uses the capability of people from different sections of society to fight the foreign intruders.

    Pazhassi who has been termed as revolutionary by the British uses techniques of guerrilla warfare against them. For this he avails the expertise of tribals lead by Thalakkal Chanthu (Manoj K Jayan). There are other people also who unflinchingly support him like Edachena Kunkan (Sarath Kumar), who is his commander-in-chief.

    This film is technically several notches above the standard fare offered in Malayalam cinema. It would not be an exaggeration if we say that it is comparable to the best in Indian cinema.

    The camera work by Venu and Ramanath Shetty give the film a sleek look. The action sequences remind us of the internationally acclaimed Chinese martial art movies of recent times like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero.

    Mamootty may be the hero of this film but, he does not hog the limelight. There is ample scope for other stars like Sarath Kumar and even Manoj K Jayan to exhibit their histrionic skills and use their star aura.

    The ensemble of the supporting cast is also used well. Padmapriya as Neeli, who is engaged to Thalakkal Chandu has good scope to do action sequences.

    If we wish to go into nitpicking, we can say that sentimentalism bogs down the pace. But that is only a minor glitch considering the overall finesse of the product.

    The reunion of the team who gave us the classic Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha has a winner on its hands, if not a classic of the same proportion.

  2. The film pashasi raja has grossed an amazing record Rs 1.53 crore from 125 screens in Kerala on its opening day (October 16).

    This is the highest ever opening day collection for any film in Kerala breaking the record of the film Twenty:20.

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