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Pazhassi Raja - Preview

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Monday, September 24, 2007

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 the film.

Venu cranks the camera (Panavision). Music maestro Illayraja provides the music for the songs penned by O.N.V. Kurup.

Cast: Mammootty, Kanika Subramaniam, Manoj K. Jayan, Thilakan, Padmapriya, Lakshmi Rai, Sarath Kumar, Linda Arsenio, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathy Sreekumar, Murali Manohar
Producer: Gokulam Gopalan
Director: Hariharan
Music: Illayaraja
Cinematography: Venu
Lyrics: O.N.V. Kurup
Screenplay: M.T Vasudevan Nair

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