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Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.

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Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja
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Edachena Kunkan Nair
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Thalakkal Chanthu
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Neeli
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Kaitheri Ambu
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Asst. Collector Thomas Baber
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Unnimootha
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Kaitheri Makkom
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Kurumbanattu Rajavu
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Pazhayamveedan Chanthu
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Emman Nair
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Kandan Menon
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Kannavath Nambiar
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Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.

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INR 270,000,000 (estimated)

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INR 3,530,000 (India) (18 October 2009)
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The production of this movie went over two and a half years which is quite long for a Malayalam movie which normally doesn't take longer than 6 months. There were several troubles that delayed the production. Many magazines wrote that the movie was jinxed and that it would never get released. The Director, Hariharan, faced several obstacles to finally complete the film. See more »

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Maathamganana Mabjavasa
written by O.N.V. Kurup
Composed by Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by K.J. Yesudas
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Pazhassiraja- A masterpiece...
19 October 2009 | by (Kerala) – See all my reviews

Hariharan-M.T Vasudevan Nair-Mammootty team After 20 Years..After evergreen classic Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha..Expectations were sky high...Did they meet it..?My answer is a big YES...Yes one of the best war films in India..No doubt..

But comparing it with OVVG is not a good thing...In OVVG MT had full freedom to mould his character with multi-shades because of its fiction or fantasy treatment of Vadakkan Pattu. Here it is a chapter from History..So He used a safety path of straight forward storytelling...We can say script wise MT Excelled in OVVG than this..But a war film from history is not at all an easy task..Because common audience have to follow the path with less troubles..Here MT succeeded 100% with a gripping screenplay within the commercial format...You can see the beauty of dialogues here also..

Hariharan...Seriously I was very much doubtful about his treatment..Because of his recent deliveries..But he corrected in this one...His directorship is very much apt for this movie...He superbly handled(utilised) actors and production crew in all categories..

Mammootty...Who can else in Malayalam to portray a Legendary King...His screen-presence will do half the things..He performed it with subtle manner..kind of underplay...exactly opposite of Chandhu in oVVG...For fans It will be little bit disappointment...Because MT did his characterisation in this way...Thats the one of the best thing about the script..Otherwise it would have been a one-man show...

Sarathkumar...A real warrior in all aspects...Most favourite character in this film for masses..One of his career best..Manoj,Pathmapriya other protagonists..are also in good form... Technical side: Ramnath shetty:- Beauty of frames without camera gimmicks...Night shots the best one in Malayalam..(He excelled in these category in Virumandi also.."Unnai vidai" song). Resuls Sound Mixing...IMO, it's his best work than Oscar slumdog...BGM is good..But Raja sir could have done it even better...

Next is Gokulam Gopalan...big applause for his guts and dedication for this project..

I'm not going to the negatives...(because those are very minute things here...) This kind of films...Rarely happens in Malayalam...A real pride of Malayalam....


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