Pazhassi Raja Malayalam Movie

Feature Film | 2009 | Action, Adventure, Drama, Epic, Periodic

Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Indian movie directed by T. Hariharan starring Mammootty, Sarath Kumar, Kaniha and Suresh Krishna. The feature film is produced by Gokulam Gopalan and the music composed by Ilayaraja.

Release Info:
October 16 2009 (India)   
Language: Malayalam
Director: T. Hariharan

The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 is considered to be the first organized revolt against British rule and as the first step in In... Show more

The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 is considered to be the first organized revolt against British rule and as the first step in India's struggle for independence. But more than half a century prior to that, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja of the Padinjare Kovilakom of the Kottayam family, irked by the unpopular revenue policy followed by the East India Company in Malabar, threatened to cut down all the pepper vines if the Company persisted in revenue collection. A determined but futile attempt was made by the British to capture the Raja in his own palace at Pazhassi in April 1796.

Subsequently a proclamation was issued forbidding people from supporting the Raja, threatening confiscation of their property if they did so. In January 1797 the Raja's men launched daring attack on the security personnel stationed at Pazhassi, exterminating the entire party save one. In pitched battles fought over three days, the Raja's men using swords, spears, bows and arrows, overpowered the British forces armed with muskets. The British had to sign a temporary truce.

When the occupying forces broke the terms of the truce, the Raja revolted again, but by then the British had control over most of the south. The Raja, accompanied by his wife and immediate attendants, took refuge in the jungles. In 1804 the Raja's properties were confiscated and a reward was proclaimed for his head. Towards the end of 1805, the Raja was surrounded and shot dead by the side of a stream.

Hariharan, MT Vasudevan Nair and Mammootty, the people behind Oru Vadakkan Veeragaatha, an epoch making film that became a milestone in Malayalam cinema, are in the making of another epic, which is to hit the screens during the Christmas season. The film, which is being shot with a Pan Vision camera and exploits the latest technical advancements, has Mammootty playing the lead role of Pazhassi Raja. Tamil actor Sarath Kumar makes his debut in Malayalam with this film, playing Edachena Kunkan, the best friend of Pazhassi Raja.



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Cast & Crew Details:
Sarath Kumar
Suresh Krishna
Manoj K. Jayan
Nedumudi Venu
Jagathy Sreekumar
Captain Raju
Lalu Alex
Urmila Unni
Valsala Menon

Director: T. Hariharan
Producer: Gokulam Gopalan
Music Director: Ilayaraja
Background Music Composer: Ilayaraja
Song Lyrics Writers: O N V Kurup, Gireesh Puthenchery
Sound Designer: Resul Pookkutty
Cinematographer: Ramnath Shetty
Editor: A. Sreekar Prasad
Original Story Writer: M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Action Choregrapher: Ravi Diwan

Pazhassi Raja IN THE NEWS

Mammootty-MT-Hariharan team's mega project to go on floors from June 2015 - Nov 17, 2014
Mammootty-M T- Hariharan team again - May 05, 2014
I don't think about awards while composing: Ilayaraja - Sep 16, 2010
Moser Baer releases 'Pazhassi Raja' Blu-ray discs - Jun 19, 2010
'Pazhassi Raja' rules over DVD sales as well! - May 05, 2010
Kaniha would like to visit Pazhassi Kudeeram - Jan 07, 2010
Mammootty, Mohanlal bag Asianet film awards - Jan 03, 2010
'Pazhassi Raja' not to make it to the Panorama - Dec 02, 2009
Ilaiyaraja has no right to criticize ONV: Hariharan - Nov 27, 2009
Muzafir Ali hasn't seen all the films during the Panorama selection: Gautham Bhaskar - Nov 26, 2009
Muzafir Ali lashes out against 'Pazhassi Raja' - Nov 26, 2009
HBO to buy satellite rights of 'Pazhassi Raja'? - Nov 23, 2009
'There would have been no controversy, if the songs of 'Pazhassi Raja' were hits: Ouseppachan - Nov 22, 2009
Ilaiyaraja dissatisfied with ONV's lyrics for 'Pazhassi Raja' - Nov 19, 2009
Makers of 'Pazhassi Raja' to be honored - Nov 10, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' at the'World Cinema' section at IFFK '09 - Oct 30, 2009
Mammootty fans left distraught by Dubai stampede - Oct 27, 2009
Mammootty to act in Kannada film - Oct 21, 2009
'Pazhassi' gets bumper opening, Mammootty on cloud nine - Oct 16, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' finally graces the screens! - Oct 15, 2009
Tax exemption for 'Pazhassi Raja' - Oct 13, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' will be an event in film history: Mammootty - Oct 11, 2009
I'm proud of having acted with Mammootty: Sarath Kumar - Oct 07, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' audio release function on Sep.20 - Sep 19, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' to have a prologue by Mohanlal - Sep 13, 2009
Clash of the Titans on Oct.2 - Sep 12, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' doesn't contradict history: Sharath Kumar - Sep 09, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' is about human emotions in history: Mammootty - Sep 09, 2009
'Pazhassi Raja' first print to be ready by Sep.17 - Sep 08, 2009
Mammootty has huge expectations from 'Pazhassi Raja' - Aug 31, 2009
'Pazhhassi Raja' to hit 525 screens on Ramazan - Aug 30, 2009
Resul Pookutty signs up for 'Pazhassi Raja' - Apr 30, 2009
Mammootty denies encroachment allegations - May 23, 2007