It’s not noval that presenting historians in the big screen here how come the malayalam actor mammotty becomes different is the similarities that can be seen in his physic to any of the person who has a frame in his mind that’s why characters from “Chathiyan Chandu” to “Pazhassiraja” had born from him the film pazhassiraja was directed by Mr.Hariharan on the screenplay of MT Vasudevan nair and released on 16th October 2009 in the languages of Tamil,Telugu,Hindi and Malayalam. It is the prime high budget film of malayalam industry. Considering the historical importance of the subject kerala government had given a 50% reduction in the payable tax. The whole keralaites was eagerly waiting for the release of the movie. The music and background score was done by Mr.Ilayaraja and he was honoured by kerala government for his brilliance in background scores
Most of the scenes in this film was stunt scenes. Major part of the film was shooted in Wayanad. This film says the story of kerala varma pazhassiraja who fight against the monopoly of British east India company with the help of kurichyar A tribal community
Frame that created by nature and T.Muthuraja which was been absorbed by the camera of Venu and Ramnath shetty. The excellence of editing by Shikar Prasad enhances the beauty of wild warriors action detector Ravi divan and his team creates an average stunt in this historical story. But they did a marvellous war fight sceneries but man to man fight was disappointing and has to be improved
Screenplay of MT Vasudevan Nair and director Hariharan is above discription. Appreciable factor of Hariharan that he made Mammootty as pazhassiraja, not as a superstar and also give the equal importance to each actor and actresses according to importance in the film.
The story begins with the opposite opinion of pazhassiraja for tax collection from the poor farmers towards east India company. But against his decision his own uncle Veera Varma (Thilakan) surrendered and agreed the company that he will collect the taxes. Mammotty’s first entry in the film is to convey the dislike upon the action of uncle towards tax to British east India company here the speciality is normally the superstars will introduced as a close up figure. But here the entry of mammotty is from dark to a fade light without any extra collaboration
British army was unknown about the Gorilla war secrets of pazhassiraja he defeated 1100 English soldiers in a war held in Periya ghats at Wayanad. After this, British made a compromised agreement with pazhassi; but it was a war tactics of Bombay Governor Jonathan Dankan further they appointed Arthur wellissi to oppose pazhassi they were success in purchasing MN Nair but fails in case of others company tried a lot to decompress the psychological healthiness of pazhassi by killing his trustworthies it was hanging till death, the punishment offered to the friends of pazhassi. In 1904 Thomas Baber take charge of British army ,decided to defeat pazhassi at any cost pazhassi was not much concerned about his rajya than his family he knows that
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Gokulam Gopalan who was a new face in film field but the willingness to offer money and mind to make this film a grand success is an appreciable factor still there was nothing extra ordinary in performance to Mammotty -The blessed actor in kerala -in this film, but he makes this character -the defeated ruler KERALA VARMA PAZHASSIRAJA -a remarkable success Sarath kumar was living in his character as Edachena Kunkan Nair -The chief of pazhassi’s army. Manoj K Jayan as Thalakkal Chandu was also a shining character in this film Padma priya was exhibiting her every positives as an actress as Neeli ,the leader of female fighters Kaitheri Ambu The brother in law of pazhassi was also a remarkable character done by Suresh krishna Jagathi Sreekumar, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu,Lalu Alex ,Devan,Captain Raju,Mamukoya-A team of legend actors who made this film a success one along with foreign actors .Still Suman who played the character of Pazhayamveedan Chandhu ,Kaniha –Kaitheri Makkam the beloved wife of pazhassi -can be improved much more.
Box office and records
Pazhassiraja was released on October 16 2009 in 125 centres, which was the record screen count for a malayalam movie in kerala. The movie raked the record FD collection 1.5 crores from the first day. After the completion of 3 and 9 days the movie got 4 and 8.85 crores from kerala box office respectively. On the third week the movie was played 276 shows per day in 85 centres and the 4th week the movie got 69 theatres. The movie earned 14.35 crores with-in 22 days of its release. On the 7th week Pazhassiraja got 54 centres and which marks the first malayalam movie got more than 50 centres on its 50 days of run. After the 71th day the kerala gross emerged to 26 crores. On the 77th day the movie fetched 27.5 crores from kerala alone. From the Trivandram and Eranamkulam centres the movie earned the amounts of 1.24 and 1.04 crores respectively. After the completion of its golden 100 days Pazhassiraja collected around 30 crores and surmounted the record of 20-20 as well. Pazhassiraja got the record amount of 2.5 crore for its satellite. Asianet bagged the satellite of the movie , which was the another record of the movie got from the town. From the audio video rights Pazhassiraja earned 2 crores and the total business of the movie touched 49 crores and the movie emerged as the highest collected movie in malayalam industry. Total budget of the movie was 27 crores and total business of pazhassiraja exceeds 49 croses. It also played in UAE for 7 weeks was also a record in malayalam film industry.
Sources give here are from Magazines published during period of 2009-2010