Pazhassi Raja – a Mindblowing Experience.

25 Oct

Making Period Flicks is never an easy thing in India, unlike Hollywood,we dont have Budget-Friendly producers who doesn’t care about the money or time spent in making a movie.There a director can shoot for years till he gets his desired output.But in India only very few producers has the guts and money to take a risk in the period flicks.So the director has lots of constraints,he has to complete the movie in a specified time that too with the given resources.Really its an uphill task for any director, still Hariharan has come up with an indeed Magnum Opus Pazhassi Raja.Though the story is just a one-line i.e how Mammootty(Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja)  faces British through his Guerilla Operations in the Wayanad woods,the screenplay and the way its executed with a grand treatment is something really amazing.Each and every frame reveals the enormous work put behind the scene.Dense forest locations,how Mammootty form a group for Guerilla warfare,how they are getting trained and how they assault the British by Bow and Arrows are shown in a classic style.Also the art director has taken utmost care in each and every thing,as a result the costumes,guns,tanks,wood houses,furnitures,palm leaf depict the 1790’s to us.On coming to performance side though Mammotty does a neat job its the Padmapriya who steals the show in the movie with her brilliant stunts.And finally comes the Maestro, Needless to say, as usual rocks the entire movie with his Scintillating Western Classical Style Background Scores.Esp.Theme Music during War sequences(Goosebumps Guaranteed),the scene where the tribals are learning martial arts &  the song Aadhiushassandhya Poothathivide are of typical Maestro’s stamp.Jus a tip of the iceberg in Maestro’s Magic below:



Pazhassi Raja – Watch it just for its Making and Ilaiyaraaja.


Posted by on October 25, 2009 in Cinema, Pazhassi Raja


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3 responses to “Pazhassi Raja – a Mindblowing Experience.

  1. Prabu

    October 26, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I wanted to watch this movie from the day I heard of it (I am a fan of war themed movies 🙂

    Let me wait till November and possibly watch it in Tamil.

  2. inoruvan

    October 26, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Well,i dont think Tamil Version would hit the theatres in B’lore.But these movies are meant to be watched strictly in Theatres, since the movie mainly relies on its Technical Brilliance unlike normal Movies.So Better dont miss it 🙂

  3. Prabu

    October 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Yeah.. I am aware of that. Have to catch it on my chennai visit without fail.


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