Mumbai: Mammootty starrer “Pathemari”, the second Malayalam venture of Eros International, a leading Indian film production house, will release on Friday.
The project has been made in association with writer-director Salim Ahamed.
Set against the backdrop of the Gulf migration of Keralites, “Pathemari” tells the story of migrants Pallikal Narayanan (Mammootty) and his friend Moydeen. It narrates their sacrifices that symbolise the lives of several Kerala migrants in Gulf.
“After our debut Malayalam project ‘Life of Josutty’, we are happy to associate with established talent like Salim Ahamed and superstar Mammootty.
“The Malayalam film industry is witnessing its golden age and we are happy to be associating with some of the best talent in the industry,” Sunil Lulla, managing director, Eros International, said in a statement.
Ahamed says the film is dedicated to “the Malayali expatriates who first started their journey to the Gulf in search of greener pastures many years ago”.
“I’m excited to collaborate with a leading studio like Eros who with their decades of experience will give the right showcasing and a great platform for this film,” he said.
Apart from Mammootty, “Pathemari” also stars Srinivasan, Siddique, Joy Mathew, Jewel Mary and Viji Chindrasakher.