The new movie on sets 'Pokkiri Raja' had been hailed as a trendsetter, even from the days of its announcement. Apart from bringing in a casting coup by uniting Megastar Mammootty and youth icon Prithviraj for the first time in full length roles, this movie by debutant director Vysakh has also taken pains to present Super actress Shriya Saran to Mollywood.
The walrus moustache style that has been for the first time presented by a hero in Malayalam cinema, has already been taken up by the campus youngsters as the latest style element. Scripted by hit writers Sibi K Thomas-Udhay Krishna, this movie is a fast paced thriller with plenty of hilarious sequences.
The movie has Mammootty as Raja and Prithvi as Soorya, both sons of popular Gandhian and idealistic teacher Madhavan Mash. The eldest son Raja was thrown out of the house by Madhavan Mash, as he was reluctant to stick to his father's Gandhian ways. He ran away from home to Madurai after a scuffle and becomes the leader of a gang of ruffians. Raja, who now lives in Madurai, talks with a peculiar accent and is a huge fan of Rajinikanth.
Madhavan Mash has much hopes on his younger son Soorya, who was reared with care as to become a model for the youth of the town. But circumstances forced Soorya to just follow his elder brother's path and to take arms and to become another notable name, booked by the police. Shriya plays Aswathy, the daughter of the city police commissioner who falls in love with Soorya.
Madhavan Mash is finally pushed into a position where he has to go in the lookout for his elder son to save his younger one's life.
The heroics of two brothers is what debut director Vysakh is filling up as the right ingredients for a commercial potboiler. The movie will feature eighty prominent artist of south cinema including Vijayaraghavan, Siddhique, Nedumudi Venu, Santhosh Jogy, Baiju Ezhupunna and Karate Raj.
The music section of the movie is handled by Kaithapram and Jassie Gift. The songs which are already out, top the charts. Shaji handles the camera while Mahesh Narayanan does the editing.
The debutant director Vysakh had been an associate to Johny Antony and Joshy before attempting this big affair. The movie planned like Tamil flicks had been shot at Ernakulam and Pollachi.
Produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam in the banner of Mulakupadam films, 'Pokkiri Raja' will make a wide release on the 29th of this month, as a big mid summer release.