This masterfully crafted historic epic is set against the backdrop of the 18th century when Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, hailing from the Kottayam Royal family stood up to face the unjust policies of the East India Company which had tried to establish its regime. Pazhassi Raja raised his voice against the unjust revenue policy, which they tried to impose in Malabar. The tax policy caused much chaos and there was widespread agitation.
Initially, The Company is shocked and unprepared for the agitation. So, they enter into a treaty with Pazhassi Raja. However, using deception and treachery, they break their promises, leading to a war between Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja and the East India Company. The Kurichiyar tribe members offer support to the king in his fight for justice. How will the King's brave rebellion against the powerful and wily British unfold?
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The film won National Film Award for Best Background Score, Best Audiography and Special Jury Award (for Padmapriya). It received numerous other accolades including eight Kerala State Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards South. Read More