Popular South Indian actor Jayaram's latest Tamil venture
Panchamirtham (also spelt Panchamritam), the maiden effort
of director Raju Iswaran and producers Abhirami Ramanathan and
Nallammmai Ramanathan, is a socio-mythological fantasy which has
already earned a very good response from audiences in Tamil Nadu.
Released on December 25, 2008, the film has now been dubbed into
Malayalam and released in Kerala by Central Pictures.
Panchamirtham's script is based on the popular
television serial 'Mayavi Mareechan', telecast on Sun TV. The
storyline is taken from the Ramayana. It revolves around Hindu
mythological rivals Mareecha and Idumban who both love Mandakini.
But Mandakini loves Mareecha. In this film, Mareecha and Idumban
come alive and take sides in the battle between love and greed!
plays Ravana and Jayaram, Mareecha. Director Raju Iswaran dons the
role of Idumban, a demon who gets punished by Mareecha. Samiksha is
the heroine. Also in the cast are Aravind Akash, Saranya Mohan,
Tamil comedians Karnas, Ganjakaruppu, M.S. Bhaskar and others.
Panchamirtham is produced under the Abhirami Mega Mall
banner. Music is by Sundar C. Babu. Debutante Pramod Verma is the