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Director  P. T. Kunju Muhammed
Release date  October 12, 2007 (India)
Writer  P.T. Kunju Muhammad
Language  Malayalam
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  P. T. Kunju Muhammed
Country  India
Paradesi (2007 film) movie poster
Release date  October 2007 (2007-10)
Cast  Mohanlal (Valiyakath Moosa), Jagathy Sreekumar (Moosa's friend), Shweta Menon (Moosa's Wife), Lakshmi Gopalaswamy (Moosa's lover), Padmapriya Janakiraman (Moosa's journalist), Siddique (Hamsa)
Similar movies  Mohanlal appears in Paradesi and Pilgrimage

Paradesi (Malayalam: പരദേശി, meaning: foreigner) is a 2007 Indian Malayalam film written and directed by P. T. Kunju Muhammed and starring Mohanlal.


Paradesi (2007 film) movie scenes

The film talks the issue of Indian citizens who left the country before independence in search of job, mostly to Arabia, and happened to reach Pakistan, and then when returned to the homeland, happened to be holding a Pakistani passport, and now is forced by the Indian authorities to leave the nation to Pakistan, which even the Pakistani authorities won't allow.

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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 a job. Post-partition, he returns 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 harass him and his neighbours 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 play his friends in the film. Swetha Menon plays his wife and Padmapriya acts as a journalist.


The film was produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. The locations of the film included Ottappalam in Kerala and Rajasthan.


  • Mohanlal as Valiyakathu Moosa
  • Jagathy Sreekumar as Moosa's friend
  • Swetha Menon as Moosa's Wife
  • Lakshmi Gopalaswami as Moosa's lover
  • Padmapriya as journalist
  • Siddique as Moosa's friend, Hamsa
  • T. G. Ravi as Moosa's Friend
  • Madhupal as Journalist
  • Vijayaraghavan
  • Cochin Haneefa as Police
  • Bharath Gopi
  • Nilambur Ayesha
  • Suresh Krishna
  • Sona Nair
  • Sreenath
  • Irshad
  • Ambika Mohan as Valiyakath Moosa's mother
  • Zeenath
  • Manka Mahesh
  • Rema Devi
  • Deepika Mohan
  • Music

    The film features music composed by Ramesh Narayan and Shahabaz Aman with lyrics penned by Rafeeq Ahmed. M. G. Sreekumar, Vineeth Srinivasan, K. S. Chithra and Sujatha Mohan are the vocalists.


    National Film Awards
  • National Film Award for Best Make-up Artist - Pattanam Rasheed
  • Kerala State Film Awards
  • Best Actor - Mohanlal
  • Best Story - P. T. Kunju Muhammed
  • Best Makeup Artist - Pattanam Rasheed
  • Special Jury Award - Jagathy Sreekumar
  • Best Dubbing Artist - Hafsath, Zeenath
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Best Actor - Mohanlal
  • Best Supporting Actress - Lakshmi Gopalaswami
  • Kerala Film Critics Awards
  • Best Actor - Mohanlal
  • Best Actress - Lakshmi Gopalaswami
  • Kerala Film Audience Council Awards
  • Best Actor - Mohanlal
  • Jaihind TV Awards
  • Best Film
  • Best Actor - Mohanlal
  • Best Actress - Lakshmi Gopalaswami
  • References

    Paradesi (2007 film) Wikipedia
    Paradesi (2007 film) IMDb Paradesi (2007 film)