Pathemari is a Mega star Mammootty movie which narrated the real life story of a Gulf malayalee. The sufferings of a Gulf malayalee who went abroad for the well being of his family is depicted in the movie.
The movie, directed by Salim Ahmed, is running successfully in theaters and has a good collection and review from all over. The performance of Mammootty is very well appreciated and made the audience shed tears. Mammootty acted as Pallikkal Narayanan, a man who had to travel to Gulf by Pathemari (Dhow) for the survival of his family and had to suffer hardship till the end of his life.
Jewel Mary, Sreenivasan, Joy Mathew, Siddique, Salim Kumar, Shaheen Siddique, Viji Chandrasekhar, Anju Aravind, Anu Joseph, Santhosh Keezhattoor are the other casts of the heart breaking movie. It is an eye-opener for a person who suffers for the sake of his family without considering his own future and lead a miserable life later.
The release of the movie was stayed by the Ernakulam Additional Sessions Court as per a complaint registered by a UAE based NRI who claimed that the story of the movie is copied by Salim Ahmed from his story titled ‘Swapnageham’. But Salim later on replied that majority of the Gulf malayalees feels the story as a replica of their own life and the accuser’s work itself is a copy of another story. The movie is a tribute to countless people in Gulf who underwent many hardships.
The movie had a good opening at theaters and has excellent reviews too and it is considered to be hit in Kerala.
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* All figures are approximate