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Mohan Lal proud on 'Paradesi'

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By: Settu Shankar
Friday, October 12, 2007

Paradesi is the Ramzaan release of super star Mohan Lal which is released on 12th October in 45 centers all over Kerala.

Being proud about his role in this off beat film, Mohan Lal said, "It is one of the best roles I have played in my career. The story revolves around the character Vaaliyakkathu Moosa (Mohan Lal), one of the refugees affected by the partition of India-Pakistan. I played the role with different get ups."

According to the story Vaaliyakkathu Moosa (Mohan Lal) moves to Karachi at a young age to look after his huge family. But the whole scenario changes after India's partition in 1947 and Moosa finds himself stuck in Pakistan. He finally manages to join his family back in Kerala - but on a Pakistani passport. "Paradesi", which literally means alien, dwells on the trials and tribulations of Moosa and the people like him who are forced to stay as aliens in their own land. He lives in Kerala on consecutive one-year extensions, with perpetual uncertainty and tension.

Mohan Lal told reporters in Chennai during the break of 'Rock 'N Roll' shoot that he had done his best to portray Moosa realistically. "I have done it in the best possible manner and now it is up to the people to come and see it. And I am expecting a good number of people to watch the movie," the actor said. The movie, which has actress Shweta Menon in the female lead, has been directed by P.T. Kunju Mohammed, the director known for his offbeat themes like "Aswathama", "Maghreb" and "Garshome".

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