Pazhassi Raja(2-Disc Edition) (Malayalam)
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Block Buster of Malayalam Cinema "Pazhassi Raja" released on DVD with a Bonus Disc featuring Making of the Movie Pazhasi Raja.

We have seen many historical movies accurately portraying historical events or biographies of famous personalities. Troy, The Passion of Christ, Alexander, Gladiator, 300, Gandhi, Titanic, Pearl Harbour and Ambedkar were all attempts to show history available to professional historians on celluloid. Veteran director Hariharan's Pazhassi Raja, starring Mammootty in the lead, is one such attempt, depicting the history of Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, a king in the 18th century.

It is amazing to see Mammootty, playing the main role and looking just like the warrior prince of our imagination, as if coming straight out of a painting in almost every scene. More than Mammootty, it is Tamil actor Sarathkumar who grabs the whole attention of the show. He is truly apt for the role of an army commander Edachena Kungan, his physique and histrionic skills show him merging with his role. The guerrilla war scenes involving Neeli (Padmapriya) and Thalakkal Chanthu (Manoj K. Jayan) are splendidly executed.


Star Cast: Mammootty, Sarathkumar, Kanihaa, Padmapriya
DVD Features:  Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, English Subtitles, DVD Text,  Jacket Picture, NTSC All Regions
Director: Hariharan
Banner: Gokulam Films
Producer: Gokulam Gopalan
Music: Ilayaraja
Cinematography: Ramanath Shetty
Action: Ravi Dewan
Editing: Sreekar Prasad 

The film begins during the time when the British had decided to levy heavy taxes on various kingdoms. Pazhassi Raja (Mammootty), who belonged to the Kottayam Royal family in Thalassery of Malabar region in Kerala, opposed these taxes. After being forced to flee with his queen Kaitheri Makkom (Kanihaa), lieutenant Edachena Kunkan (Sarathkumar) and Kaitheri Ambu (Suresh Krishna) to the forests, Pazhassi Raja started guerrilla warfare against the British from the Wayanad forests. He had the support of tribal warriors like Thalackal Chanthu (Manoj K. Jayan) and Neeli (Padmapriya).

After some initial successes, Pazhassi's army soon started facing setbacks as they found the going tough against the guns and modern machinery of the English soldiers. The brave Raja and his faithful gang of warriors were defeated by the army led by the young British sub-collector Thomas Baber, who were assisted by some traitors like Pazhayamveedan Chanthu (Suman).

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