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Pada (film)

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Directed byKamal K. M.
Produced byMukesh R. Mehta
A. V. Anoop
C. V. Sarathi
Written byKamal K. M.
  • Kunchacko Boban
  • Vinayakan
  • Joju George
  • Dileesh Pothan
Music byVishnu Vijay
CinematographySameer Thahir
Edited byShan Mohammed
E4 Entertainment
A. V. A. Productions
Distributed byE4 Entertainment

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) is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language political crime thriller film written and directed by Kamal K. M.[1] It stars Kunchako Boban, Vinayakan, Joju George, and Dileesh Pothan in the lead roles and features Prakash Raj, Jagadish, Indrans, Salim Kumar, Shine Tom Chacko, Kani Kusruti and many more in supporting roles.[2] Shan Mohammed edits the film while Sameer Thahir handles the cinematography. Vishnu Vijay composes the original songs and the background music.[3] The film is based on a real incident that took place in the year 1996, when four members of the Ayyankali Pada held the district collector of Palakkad as their hostage for about nine hours in his chamber at the Palakkad collectorate.[4][5] Mammootty will be making a cameo appearance in the film.[6]


Based on a real incident, the film follows four men of an unknown Maoist group fighting for the rights of the poor, holding a district collector hostage for nearly a full day keeping the whole police force and government at bay until their demands are fulfilled.[7][8]


  • Kunchacko Boban
  • Vinayakan
  • Joju George
  • Dileesh Pothan
  • Prakash Raj
  • Shine Tom Chacko
  • Jagadesh
  • Indrans
  • Salim Kumar
  • Sudheer Karamana
  • Shanker Ramakrishnan
  • Kani Kusruti
  • Santhosh Keezhattoor
  • T. G. Ravi
  • V. K. Sreeraman
  • Savithri Sreedharan
  • Unnimaya Prasad
  • Siby Thomas
  • Sajitha Madathil
  • Mammootty (cameo)[6]
  • Kottayam Ramesh
  • James Elia
  • Gopalan Adat


The film originally went on floors in May 22, 2019 and unofficially starting another one and a half years before but had to endure various hurdles before the entire shoot got completed. The shooting halted in the month of March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown in the state of Kerala. Almost 80 percent of the shooting was completed with Kochi as the location.[9] The last schedule of shooting restarted in the month of June 2021 and went on for two months.[10] The film's crew went to Hyderabad for a half day of shoot as permission for filming at the secretariat in Kerala was denied due to ongoing restrictions by the government of Kerala in the state.[11] The filming was wrapped on August 5, 2021 and it has entered the post-production stage.[12]


The first look poster of the film was released in the month of January of 2021.[13] The official teaser of the film was released on August 21, 2021 on Thiruvonam day.[14]


  1. "ഒറ്റക്കാര്യം, അനവസരത്തിൽ ആവേശം കാണിക്കരുത്! പ്രതീക്ഷയേകി 'പട' ടീസർ‍". malayalam.samayam.com (in മലയാളം). Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  2. "ഒരു വലിയ അനീതിക്കെതിരെയുള്ള കലാപമാണിത്; ത്രില്ലടിപ്പിച്ച് പടയുടെ ടീസര്‍ പുറത്ത്". DoolNews. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  3. "വിനായകനൊപ്പം ചാക്കോച്ചനും ജോജുവും ദിലീഷും ഒന്നിക്കുന്ന 'പട', ടീസർ ഉടനെത്തും!". malayalam.samayam.com (in മലയാളം). Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  4. "'വലിയ അനീതിക്കെതിരായ കലാപം'; പടയുടെ ടീസര്‍ റിലീസ് ചെയ്തു | Kunchacko Boban movie Pada Official Teaser out". www.asianetnews.com. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  5. October 31, M. G. Radhakrishnan; October 31, 1996 ISSUE DATE; June 8, 1996UPDATED; Ist, 2013 16:11. "Maoist group holds collector hostage with fake weapons to withdraw Tribal Bill". India Today. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Editor (2019-11-28). "Mammootty Joins Kunchacko Boban's New Movie 'Pada'". The PrimeTime News. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  7. "'അനീതിക്കെതിരെയുള്ള കലാപമാണിത്'; നെഞ്ചിടിപ്പേറ്റി 'പട'; ടീസർ പുറത്ത്". Manoramanews. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  8. October 31, M. G. Radhakrishnan; October 31, 1996 ISSUE DATE; June 8, 1996UPDATED; Ist, 2013 16:11. "Maoist group holds collector hostage with fake weapons to withdraw Tribal Bill". India Today. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  9. "Mammootty Joins Kunchacko Boban's Pada!". www.filmibeat.com. 2019-11-27. Retrieved 2021-08-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "Kunchacko Boban's 'Pada' wrapped up". The News Minute. 2019-08-05. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  11. Entertainment, The Cue. "'പട'യും കേരളം വിട്ടു, മൈസൂരില്‍ ഷൂട്ടിംഗ്, അരദിവസത്തെ ചിത്രീകരണത്തിന് സെക്രട്ടറിയറ്റില്‍ അനുമതി കിട്ടിയില്ല". The Cue (in മലയാളം). Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  12. Madhu, Vignesh (2021-08-04). "Pada shoot wrapped up after two years of commencement". onlookersmedia. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  13. "'Pada' poster shows partially covered faces of 4 heroes". The News Minute. 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  14. Pada Official Teaser | Kunchacko Boban | Vinayakan | Joju George | Prakash Raj | E4 Entertainment, retrieved 2021-08-22

External links[edit]

Category:Upcoming films Category:Upcoming Malayalam-language films Category:Indian political thriller films Category:Indian crime thriller films Category:Indian films Category:Films shot in Kochi

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