Photographer (2007)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 29 mins

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Inspired from true events, this complex social drama delves into one man's struggles to bring to light the plight of the tribal society in India. Dijo John (Mohanlal) is a nature and wildlife photographer who lives with his wife and young son. Being a passionate photographer, he routinely makes trips to the forests clicking pictures for magazines like National Geographic and also on his website which he uses to sell his images online. On one such trip to the forests, he happens to save a tribal boy, Thammi, from the hands of a notorious police officer and his crew and becomes the spokesperson on their behalf. He even takes a photograph of the police officer aiming at the harmless boy and tries to bring the issue to public. However, he accedes to the guidance of his friend who is also the state forest minister assures protection to the boy and advises him from making these incidents more public. Thammi who is lodged in a juvenile home, seems to be settling into a new life, until he suddenly disappears. A distraught Dijo embarks upon a journey into the forest in search of Thammi. He tells so deep into forested territory that he too loses contact with the outside world. Now, it is up to Dijo's younger brother to investigate into the matter. Will Dijo and Thammi be found safe and secure? Or, will Dijo's attempts to be a spokesperson for the tribals and expose their plight to the public, lead him into a tunnel of eternal darkness and dejection? is again on the run towards the interiors of the forest to trace the child. And amidst the new mission, the photographer is also missing.

Cast: Mohanlal Nair, Neethu Shetty

Crew: Ranjan Pramod (Director), Azhagappan Narayanan (Director of Photography), Johnson Master (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 24 Oct 2007 (India)

Malayalam Name: ഫോട്ടോഗ്രാഫർ

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Did you know? This movie marks the directorial debut of Ranjan Pramod, who has been a successful screenwriter in Malayalam cinema. Read More
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as Dijo John
as Sathyavathi
as Balan's wife
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as Inspector
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as Viplavam Balan
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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Label: Satyam Audios
Music Director: Johnson Master
Playback Singer: Sujatha Mohan
Music Director: Johnson Master
Playback Singer: Vijay Yesudas
Music Director: Johnson Master
Playback Singer: KS Chithra
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This movie marks the directorial debut of Ranjan Pramod, who has been a successful screenwriter in Malayalam cinema.

This film marks the debut of Kannada actress Neethasree in Malayalam cinema.

This movie marks the comeback of veteran composer Johnson after a sabbatical of a few years.

This movie is based on the real life Muthanga incident, in which a policeman and a tribal were killed.

Mohanlal plays dual roles in this movie, one of a wildlife photographer and the other a farmer.

Master Mani, who played the role of a tribal boy won that year's Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist.

The music director of this movie, Johnson received the Mathrubhumi Award for Best Music Director for the soundtrack and Mullasserry Raju Music Award for the track "Enthe Kannanu Karuppu Niram".