Pathemari is the period drama which stars Mammootty in the central role. The movie is written and directed by National Award winner Salim Ahamed. Popular TV host-actress Jewel Mary essays the female lead. Pathemari is produced by Allens Media.
The movie revolves around the central character Pallickal
Narayanan (Mammootty), who migrates to Gulf countries during
teenage years, in search of a job. He belongs to a very poor family
and was forced to take up the responsibilities at a young
He plans to leave Gulf and settle in his hometown when he comes
for every vacation; but is always forced to go back. What happens
in his life forms the rest of the plot...
Cast And Performance
Mammootty is just brilliant as Pallickal Narayanan. Undoubtedly,
it is one of the best performances of Mammootty till date. The
actor has managed to come out of the star status. We won't see
megastar Mammootty in the movie; it is just Narayanan.
Jewel Mary, who essays Nalini, has played her part well. Shaheen
Siddique makes a decent debut as Narayanan and Nalini's son.
Siddique, who played Velayudhan deserves a special applause for his
performance. He just makes the audience wonder-struck with his
performance, even with the minimal screen presence.
The rest of the star cast includes Sreenivasan, Salim Kumar, Joy
Mathew, Yavanika Gopalakrishnan, Saju Navodaya, Anu Joseph, Sruthi
Lakshmi etc perfectly fit into their respective roles.
Script And Direction
The movie is written and directed by Salim Ahamed. The narrative
part of the movie has nothing new to offer as the director has
opted for a treatment which is similar to his earlier
But he has succeeded in catering the emotional element with at
most brilliance; which makes the movie extremely touching.
Pathemari may not be the cliched commercial flick which
caters to all type of audience. But the honest approach towards a
socially relevant theme makes it a must watch movie.
Madhu Ambat handles the cinematography. The visuals have played
a key role in making the period drama look convincing. The visuals
which were shot in the desert are commendable.
Rasool Pookkutty's sound design adds a magical effect to the
movie; thus making it a memorable experience. Vijay Shankar's
editing is not up to the marks as, the movie falls into slow pace
despite the less duration.
National Award winner Pattanam Rasheed's makeup failed to
impress this time. Being a period movie, the makeup has huge
relevance in making the characters convincing. But, here the actors
looks artificial at certain points. Sameera Saneesh's costumes are
Songs And Background Score
Music is composed by National Award winning musician Bijibal.
The background score and songs perfectly blend with the emotions
conveyed by the film and give a soul to the movie.
Pathemari is a tribute to each and every expatriate who
sacrificed their happiness for their families. If you are looking
for an entertainer, it will disappoint you. Book the tickets if you
love quintessential movies.
Go through the slides for the candid pictures and
information about the cast and crew...
Mammootty is playing Pallickal Narayanan, an NRI. The actor will
feature three different getups in the movie, which travels through
the time period from 1980's to 2015.
Jewel Mary plays Narayanan's wife Nalini, a simple house wife.
It is the debut movie of Jewel, but her second film Utopiayile
Rajavu released first.
Sreenivasan plays Moideen, who is a very close friend of
Narayanan. He witnesses the ups and downs of Narayanan's life and
has a major role in his life.
Siddique plays Velayudhan, a very important role in the film.
The team hasn't revealed much about his character.
Shaheen Siddique, Siddique's eldest son makes his acting debut
with the movie. He plays Narayanan and Nalini's son in the
The rest of the star cast includes Salim
Kumar, Siddique, Joy Mathew, Yavanika Gopalakrishnan, Saju
Navodaya, Anu Joseph, Sruthi Lakshmi etc.
Script And Direction
The movie is written and directed by Salim
Ahamed, who has
earlier collaborated with Mammootty, for the
highly acclaimed Kunjananthante
Madhu Ambat handles the cinematography. Rasool
Pookkutty handles the sound design and recording. Vijay Shankar is
the editor. Pattanam Rasheed is the makeup artist. Sameera Saneesh
designs the costumes.
Songs and background score are composed by National Award
winning musician Bijibal.
Watch it for the exceptional performances by Mammootty,
Sreenivasan and Siddique.