Directed by debutante Vyshakh, the movie Pokkiri Raja brings together Mammootty and Prithviraj for the first time on screen. It also marks the debut of actress Shreya Saran in Malayalam industry. Pokkiri Raja in one word can be categorized as a mass masala entertainer.
The movie begins with a flash back story of two brothers Raja ( Mammootty ) and Surya ( Prithviraj ). Raja and Surya enter into a fight with a rival gang and gets involved in certain scuffles with the gang. Raja elopes to Madurai and later becomes a very popular don there. With a walrus moustache, broken English and his travel in BMW, Raja tries to create laughs among the audience.
The first half of the story deals with Surya, Raja's brother. Both Raja and Surya is capable of handling any number of people at a stretch, sing, dance and even capable of giving punch dialogues every now and then. At one point of time Surya enters into a trouble and that marks the entry of Raja to rescue his brother.