Director : Ranjith
Banner : A.V.A Productions and Varnachithra Big Screen
Production : A.V. Anoop and Maha Subair
Camera : Manoj Pillai
Paleri Manikyam is an upcoming Movie from megastar Mammootty, directed by Ranjith. The movie also stars Gowri Munjal, Srinivasan, Vijaya Raghavan, Mukesh, Siddique, Salim Kumar, Kalpana, Swetha Menon, stage India Vikraman Nair, Sasi Kalinga and a number of drama artistes selected after a camp conducted by Ranjit with the help of veteran actors.
The movie will be an Investigative Thriller. Mammootty and Ranjith are joining once again for this much expected movie.
The movie is based on a novel by T.P Rajeevan named Paleri Manikyam - Oru Pathira Kolapathaka Katha.
Mammootty is introduced as an investigative officer, Haridas from Delhi, who has his roots in Kerala. He comes along with Sarayu Sharma, a criminologist to the village. Telugu film actress Gowri dons the role of Sarayu. At the same time, Mammootty appears as a Muslim landlord lived in the same period and is connected with crime.
Haridas and Sarayu are trying to solve a murder case which happened 53 years ago. A lady named Manikyam was raped and brutally murdered on the 11th day of her marriage. Debutant Maithili plays the role of Manikyam.
It was the first case to be reported, of a lady being murdered after the first communist party Government came into reign in Kerala. Many people including Manickam's mother in law Cheeru, Velayudhan, Kunjikannan were questioned. But due to the lack of evidence against any one, those suspected were released.
The movie is trying to use a particular slang which was common in Malabar five decades ago. In order to achieve this, professional stage artists from Malabar are given roles in this film. The movie is trying to establish a part of the life style of the early 1950s.
Earlier part of the film is shot in Delhi, while the later parts are shot at Paleri near Calicut and also Palakkad.
Paleri Manikyam is expected to be released in November this year