India was free in 1947 from the British Empire but the country lost many men and women who were filled with undaunted courage and spirit of patriotism.Today ,they are known as freedom fighters because they sacrificed their lives for their motherland.

Indian freedom fighters with their true spirit and undaunted courage had faced various tortures ,exploitations and hardships to earn us freedom.

There are endless number of men and women ,other than THE POLITICIAN GANDHI ,who daringly fought for India’s freedom.One among these brave souls who is barely mentioned in our history books is "PAZHASSI RAJA".

PLOT : " The Film is about Pazhazzi Raja’s fight against British East India Company to withdraw Company’s power and army from the state of Kottayam. "

Expectations were obviously sky high for this film.And the BIG question is whether it has lived up?...And the BIG answer is 'YES'. The movie grabs your attentions from the word go and keeps your attention all through ,though in a story that many know very well.

Director Hariharan is really the backbone by making the most out of a splendid script.The movie really did make me think about these warriors who fought for our country.Applause to the director who is one of the key brains behind this is film which is worth spending every paisa.

Mammootty has given a restrained performance as PAZHASSI RAJA ,his screen presence and body language is s enough to carry the heavy character with ease.The director also seems to have decided to keep the central character more manly ,without much heroic build-ups.

Sarath Kumar comes up with fantastic heroic looks and emotes well and gives some great action sequences.Manoj K Jayan ,Suman along with Padmapriya and Kanika ,make the movie a treasure of performance with exhilarating performances.

The film has taken cinematic liberties but on the whole is engaging and entertaining.

The sound design by Resul Pookutty captures the sound of war and rain effectively.I wasn't be bored considering that the movie is around 3.5 hours.M.T Vasudevan Nair's script has enough compelling momentum to keep the viewers focused on the film.

The movie upholds the spirit of freedom and self-esteem.It has a histroy to tell by showcasing the spirit of sacrifice and patriotism which is inspiring with the reverberations felt through out the movie.

EPIC films are now becoming a rarity in India.When are we going to see the TRUE heroes like our freedom fighters depicted on screen ????

Films about POLITICS & POLITICIANS are doing rounds & rounds in the cine industry these days but enough yaar ,why this redundancy ?Why do we keep watching these scumbags who are no good at all !!!!

I hope PAZHASSI RAJA has set the ball rolling for more EPIC films to follow about our FORGOTTEN HEROES who fought a valiant battle realising the inherent death ,but to safeguard their honour and their land.

  • Rating : "PG" for some blood & gore during war scenes.
P.S : "Writer M.T.Vasudevan Nair and Director Hariharan share a total of 6 National awards with the former winning 4 & the latter winning 2. "


Madhu said...

that is quite a review macha..nalla irukku...I will surely go catch te film..:)

250WcurrentIsay said...

Good one dude... but how is the dubbing?????

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Thanks for the compliments pa :)
Have fun in the theatres :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ 250WcurrentIsay

I saw in Malayalam dude....
Thought it was the dubbing version & went bot turned out to be in Malayalam ....
Anyways i was able to understand it :)

Rajalakshmi Umapathy said...

Well.. Its definitely a film worth watching.. three cheers to the freedom fighters and of course.. satish for a wonderful review!!:):P

Babli said...

It has been long time that I have seen Tamil movie. Thanks for giving the wonderful review. I will definitely see this movie in Dec when I will be going to India.

HaRy!! said...

epo irunthu yu started malayala movies....anyways still sooper review also...partha poochi..! Jai Hind!


Rajlakshmi said...

quite an interesting review... :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Rajalakshmi Umapathy

Thanks for the compliments pa :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Watch it & give ur feedback yaar :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ HaRy

The film was good sir ,adan post pannen :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Rajlakshmi

Shall i take that as a compliment :)

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