After a long span of about eighteen years, M.T. Vasudevan, one
of the most creative Malayalam writers, is teaming with Hariharan,
one of the most popular Malayalam filmmakers and with the
heartthrob of Malayalam film industry, Mammootty for the mega
budget film, Pazhassi Raja.
The team behind the super hit film Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha is
working on this new venture to create another mega hit movie. The
movie tells the story of Pazhassi Raja, the 'Lion of
Kerala', king of the Kottayam Royal family of Malabar, Kerala. The
movie will showcase his heroic fights against the British in the
jungles of Wayanad during the 1790s. Pazhassi Raja was one
of the first freedom fighters of India.
The biopic magnum opus historical film will be produced by
Gokulam Gopalan. The movie also casts Tamil actor Sarath Kumar, who
plays the role of Pazhassi Raja's trusted
commander-in-chief named Dalapathy. Kanika is the female lead.
The others in the star cast include Kalabhavan Mani, Padmapriya,
Jagathy Sreekumar, Thilakan, Murali Manohar, Linda Arsenio and
Manoj K. Jayan. Lakshmi Rai from Belgaum plays a seductive role in
Venu cranks the camera (Panavision). Music maestro Illayraja
provides the music for the songs penned by O.N.V. Kurup.