M Padmakumar’s previous release ‘Joseph’ was a smash hit, with many attributing the film’s success to its directorial talent and, of course, the stunning performance of its lead actor Joju George. The director has envisioned his next ‘Patham Valavu’ which will hit theaters on Friday and there is a lot of anticipation regarding the movie starring Indrajith Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu.
The director himself describes it as an emotional family thriller and the teaser also leaves us with no doubt that we will shed a few tears. But that doesn’t reveal anything more, other than the fact that the cop and a fugitive culprit are in a cat-and-mouse pursuit against each other.
Will cop SI Sethu, played by Indrajith, find the man Solomon (Suraj Venjaramoodu) who seems to be hiding inside a forest? We will have to wait and watch.
When the project was announced, the makers had made it clear from the start that the film would be based on a real incident in Kerala that shook the conscience of the Malayalees several years ago. Recent Malayalam films like ‘Pada’, which was based on a real incident in Kerala, had been well received by audiences and so ‘Patham Valavu’ also raises our hopes.
In the meantime, this will be Indrajith’s last outing as a cop.
The actor has always managed to play his roles to perfection. He previously took on the role of a CI in the thriller which revolved around a couple whose night driving became dangerous.
In a recent interview, Indrajith said his role in ‘Patham Valavu’ was the most intense police character he has played so far.
Suraj Venjaramoodu, who is already soaring after the success of Dijo Jose’s “Jana Gana Mana,” appears to have the most screen space in the film. Although he’s been portrayed as a criminal on the run, audiences will likely support his character.
Music composer Ranjin Raj’s songs, including “Aaradhana”, a devotional number, struck a chord with the audience. The film was scripted by Abhilash Pillai, the author of “Night Drive”, who has found his niche as a successful screenwriter in the thriller genre.
Aditi Ravi and Swasika Vijay will also be seen in prominent roles, while Nisthar Sait, Ajmal Ameer and Kiara Rinku Tommy will also try out key characters from the film.