Premiere of Paradesi on Asianet at 26 Feb Friday at 3:30 P.M
Paradesi Story : Paradesi tells the story of Valiyakaththu Moosa, an Indian Muslim who moves from the Malabar region of Kerala, India to Karachi, Pakistan during the British Raj in search of job. Post-partition, he returns back from Pakistan and settles down in Malappuram, Kerala. This man, who lives as a true Indian, doesn’t get his Indian passport and thus an Indian identity in the official sense, even after 50 years of Independence. The police harasses him and his neighbors in a similar situation as Pakistani spies. The film has Mohanlal playing the character in three stages of his life, between the ages of 35 and 80. Jagathy Sreekumar and Sidhique acts in the film as his friends. Swetha Menon plays the wife of Valiyakath Moosa and Padmapriya acts as a journalist.
Story, Screenplay, Direction : P.T. Kunjumuhammed
Producer – Antony Perumbavoor
Cast – Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sidhique, Cochin Haneefa, Vijayaraghavan, Sreeraman, Sreenath, Irshad, Suresh Krishna, Lakshmi Gopalaswami, Padmapriya, Swetha Menon, Sona Nair, Nilambur Ayesha, Ambika Mohan
Music – Ramesh Narayan, Shabas Amman
Make-up – Pattanam Rasheed