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Urumi (Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal’)

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  • Genre
  • Director
Santosh Sivan
  • Producer
Prithviraj, Shaji Natesan and Santosh Sivan
  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Cinematographer
Santosh Sivan
  • Music
Deepak Dev

Urumi is a historical epic film made simultaneously in Malayalam, English and Tamil. The film is titled ‘Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal’ in Tamil and ‘The Boy Who Killed Vasco Da Gama’ in English. The film is expected to be released by end of March 2011.The costliest film ever made in Malayalm, Urumi stars Prithviraj, Genelia and Prabhu Deva and is based on the murder of Vasco Da Gama. The film is produced jointly by Prithviraj, Shaji Natesan and Santosh Sivan. Santosh Sivan is also the directed of Urumi.The film will have two versions for screening. One a standard three-hour theatrical version and the second is a 90-minute English version for the international market.The shooting started in August 2010 in Kerala and the dense forests of Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra.The film is spread between the second and third visit of Gama to India and records a varied version of how Gama could have met a bloody death in AD 1524. Set in the backdrop of the ferocious warrior clans of Northern Kerala in the sixteenth century, the film focuses on the cult of a hero Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar (Prithviraj) - a man with an epic mission. His target and mission is Dom Vasco da Gama, the Viceroy of Portuguese Empire in India. In the journey of Kelu- the warrior he has to encounter seem less conflicts within the kinsmen and also Kings, ministers, peasants and a Muslim warrior princess Ayesha (Genelia) of the famed Arackal Sultanat. Kelu has a forte, a legendary golden Urumi, specially made from the left over ornaments of the dead women and children who were burnt alive in the massacre of a Mecca Ship, Miri, commanded to be set on fire and drowned by Vasco da Gama during his second visit to Kerala in AD 1502. Kelu is supported by Vavvali, (Prabhudeva), his childhood friend and in a way his elder brother, though he comes from the muslim neighborhood.Kelu tracks his mission and create his own army - an army of the people - against the mighty Empire. His action in creating an organized revolt becomes the first of its kind movement against the first Colonial Advance in India.Deepak Dev has composed the songs and the background score for the movie. Sreekar Prasad is the Editor and Anal Arasu is the Action director. Astounding camera work is also by Santosh Sivan.

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