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Thrissur Pooram Special: Movies With The City Backdrop

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Malayalis are celebrating our own 'Poorangalude Pooram' Thrissur Pooram today. Thrissur Pooram is known as the Mother of all poorams. It is also considered as one of the greatest festivals of Asia. The pooram has also entered the Limca Book of Records, for erecting the largest Pandal in the world.

Thrissur, the city which is known as the cultural capital of Kerala, has its own place in the Malayalam movie industry and the art platform of Kerala. Some popular movies, including recently released Sapthamashree Thaskaraha and Punyalan Agarbattis, were depicted in the backdrop or Thrissur city and its culture.

When it comes to the landmark movies of Malayalam cinema, there will be at least one character who hails from Thrissur. Innocent, TG Ravi, Edavela Babu, Jayaraj Warrier etc are some of the actors who usually plays the typical 'Thrissurkkaran' characters in the movies.

Actors including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Prithviraj, Jayasurya etc are some of the actors who earned immense popularity for perfectly portraying typical Thrissur based characters. Especially, Mammootty and Jayasurya have earned huge positive responses, for their exceptional skills to adapt the Thrissur dialect to near perfection.

Check out the slides to know more about Thrissur Pooram, Thrissur city, and movies with the city backdrop...

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is considered as the Mother of Poorams. It is considered as one of the biggest festivals of Asia.

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The classic love story Thoovanathumbikal, directed by Padmarajan, is one of the most popular movies in Thrissur backdrop. Mohanlal's portrayal of Jayakrishnan, a typical Thrissur based youngster, was widely appreciated by the audience and critics.

Pranchiyettan And The Saint

Pranchiyettan And The Saint, the blockbuster movie which had Mammootty in the lead role, is another classic example of the perfect portrayal of the Thrissur city and the life of the so-called Thrissur people.

Punyalan Agarbattis

Punyalan Agarbattis, the Jayasurya starrer movie directed by Ranjith Sankar, perfectly portrayed the life of a Thrissur based businessman and the problems faced by the people in the city.

Sapthamashree Thaskaraha

Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, the movie directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, depicted the story of 7 Thrissur based thieves, who teams up for a mission. The movie visualized the new face of Thrissur city.

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Thrissur City's Specialities

Vadakkumnathan Temple, Thekkinkad Maidan, Puthan Palli (Church), Shakthan Thampuran Palace, Zoo etc are some of the major spots which makes Thrissur a perfect cultural capital.

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