Pazhassi Raja, the forthcoming biopic magnum opus
historical film directed by Hariharan with Mammootty in the lead
role, was supposed to be released in April 2008 during Vishu.
Unfortunately, it was postponed since the shooting had to be called
off more than five times since it started in 2007.
Untimely heavy rains, clashes in the dates of the artists and
the accidental death of two crew members had resulted in constant
delays in shooting Pazhassi Raja. Anyway, megastar
Mammootty is now all determined to complete the movie within three
weeks. Mammootty has earmarked nearly three weeks to complete the
final schedule at Madikkeri in Karnataka.
Pazhassi Raja, Mammootty, who had played the hero in
Hariharan's previous historical venture Oru Vadakkan
Veeragatha (1989), plays the title role as Kerala Varma
Pazhassi Raja, popularly known as the Lion of Kerala, a
king in the 18th century from the Kottayam royal family. Suman
plays the villain Pazhaiveetan Chandu and Tamil actor Sarath Kumar
plays Edachena Kunkan, the chief lieutenant of Pazhassi
After Pazhassi Raja, Mammootty will join the final
schedule of director Shaji N. Karun's prestigious venture Kutty
Shranku at Kandhapuram. The film is produced by Reliance
Entertainment under the banner of Big Motion Pictures, the
first-ever Malayalam production by Anil Ambani's entertainment