This offbeat murder mystery, delves into the mythological history of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, the design of the idol, and the temple's riches. The story is presented against the backdrop of the Travancore royal palace and brings out the ideas behind the construction of the temple and the significance of the placement of the idol of Vishnu.
Embedded with suspense and thrill, this fast-paced tale opens with a police probe into a few temple robberies and the death of a journalist who was conducting an investigation into the complex defence mechanism of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple.
Following this, Adhitya Varma, the patron of the temple sets out on an expedition to find out the details of temple construction. The story develops based on the myth that the temple idol can work as a water valve to let the sea water in and out of the temple in case of an emergency.
As in a "Padmavyooham", Varma's expedition runs into a series of events that unfold the relation between the famed Travancore ruler's vision, security features implemented in the temple, and the significance of the temple treasure. In the end, the results of their investigation may be both terrific and terrifying.
Did you know?
In July 2012, the certification and the release of the movie were stayed by the Kerala High Court, following a petition filed by the executive officer of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. It was pointed out in the petition that the plot of the movie posed security concerns to the temple. It was also mentioned that the making of the film was against the Supreme Court order that the media should not issue baseless reports about the temple wealth. Later, a special screening was arranged for the court, temple authorities, and the titular king of Travancore to convince them that the story did not contain anything controversial. Subsequently in October 2012, the stay was lifted by the High Court and the film was made ready for release. Read More