Paleri Manikkam by Renjith with Mammootty in the lead role is a crime thriller with a CBI officer probing into a murder case which had occurred in the 1950s. The movie is based on a story by T P Rajeevan which appeared in the Mathrubhoomi weekly in the 1960s. The story itself is based on the real life murder case that rocked the Kerala scenario in the 50s.
An interesting aspect of the movie is that Mammootty will be seen in a dual role as that of a CBI officer who comes to re-investigate the case in 2009 and a feudal Muslim landlord who lived in the 50s and is linked to the crime. But there would be no connection between the two characters. Many new artistes have been chosen for some key roles in the movie like Mythili as Manikkam.
Sreenivasan, Vijayaraghavan, Siddique and many other eminent artistes can be seen in key roles in the movie. The shooting of Paleri Manikkam will commence on July 3 at Mookambika temple.