It has been more than a year since the shooting of Hariharan's
magnum opus Pazhassi Raja began shooting and it is still
continuing. The film is about the first organized revolt against
the British rule in India under the leadership of Kerala Varma
Pazhassi Raja of the Padinjare Kovilakom.
The film's plot is written by the one of the most accomplished
film writers in Malayalam, M.T. Vasudevan Nair, who is famous for
reinterpreting history. 18 years ago, Mammootty, Harihan and M.T.
Vasudevan Nair teamed up for making Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, which
brought Mammootty his first Bharath award. Hariharan says that the
challenge this time is greater, since he is making a film with an
There are three heoines: Padmapriya, Kanika and Linda Arsenio.
Suman, who played the villain in Sivaji, will play the villain
Pazhaiveetan Chandu; Tamil actor Sarath Kumar makes his debut in
Malayalam as Edachena Kunkan, the chief lieutenant to Pazhassi
Raja. Thilakan, Manoj K. Jayan, Peter Handley Evans, Harry Key
and Jagathi Sreekumar also play pivotal roles in the film.