One of the important Onam releases from Malayalam this year is the film Pathonpatham Noottandu, directed by Vinayan. This is the biggest canvas film of Vinayan's career. Siju Wilson is the hero in the big-budget period drama film. In the film, Siju portrays Aratupuzha Velayudhapanikar, who was a social reformer. Apart from Malayalam, the film is also releasing in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi languages on the same day. The release date is September 8. Vinayan informed me that the film will be screened in the GCC and India on the same day.
As the name suggests, the film is set in 19th century Kerala. Apart from Aratupuzha Velayudhapanikar played by Siju Wilson, Kayamkulam Kochunni and Nangeli also feature prominently in the film. Earlier, the trailer of the film was released on Metaverse. The film has more than fifty actors, and more than fifty thousand extras have also participated. More than five thousand sketches were prepared before filming. More than a thousand people participated in the construction of the set. The pre-production took a year and 110 days to shoot. The crew informed that more than four hundred days were taken for the post production.
The film is produced by Gokulam Gopalan under the banner of Sri Gokulam Movies. Co-producers are VC Praveen and Baiju Gopalan. Krishnamurthy is the Executive Producer. Kayadu Lohar is the heroine. Anoop Menon, Chemban Vinod, Sudev Nair, Gokulam Gopalan, Tinitom, Indrans, Raghavan, Alencier, Mustafa, Jafar Idukki, Chalipala, Sharan, Dr. The film also stars Shinu, Vishnu Govind, Sphatikam George, Sunil Sukada, Jayan Cherthala, Baiju Ezhupunna, and Sundara Pandian. The film, which has already been censored, has received a U/A certificate without any cuts. Vinayan had mentioned on social media that the Censor Board members also liked the film.