The shooting was called off for the fifth time in a row, this time the reason being the heavy rains that hit Kerala. Mammootty, Kanihaa and the entire crew were shooting in the Mysore forests when the heavy rains played villain (the same as last year) destroying the costly sets erected for the movie.
The eight crore budgeted movie was earlier supposed to be a Vishu release, but many deterrents, including clashes in the artists" shoot dates has caused a great setback.
Two crew members met accidental deaths, and lorry bringing the horses for the shoot met with an accident at the beginning of the month.
All these delays have resulted in dates of the artists associated with the movie not getting coordinated. Right now Pazhassi Raja will be hard pressed to get released by Onam.