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Pakarnnattam film.jpg
Directed byJayaraj
Produced byRavi Kottarakkara
Written byC. P. Udaybhanu
Screenplay byC. P. Udaybhanu
Sabitha Jayaraj
Music byKailas Menon
CinematographySinu Sidharth
Edited bySobin K Soman
Ganesh Pictures
Release date
  • 9 March 2012 (2012-03-09)

Pakarnnattam (Malayalam: പകർന്നാട്ടം) is a 2012 Malayalam film directed by Jayaraj, starring Jayaram and Jayaraj's wife Sabitha Jayaraj in the lead roles.[1] The film is based on political violences and fight against Endosulfan menace in Kasargod, Kerala.[2][3]


The film explores the practice that makes martyrs of the local political activists who are willing to sacrifice their life for ideologies.[4] The film is also a poignant love story of a Meera (Sabitha Jayaraj) and her relentless fight against her own family and society for the man she love. Meera falls in love with Thomas (Jayaram), who becomes an accused in a political murder and is sent to jail. Although Thomas is innocent, he accepts the verdict against him for his political party. Along with Meera's battle to save Thomas, the film also makes a statement on the tragedy caused by the pesticide Endosulfan, in Kasaragod district. Thomas is an activist who fights for the rights of the victims of Endosulfan.[5]


Pakarnnattam was screened in the Malayalam Cinema Today section in the 16th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), 2011.[6][7]


  • Jayaram as Thomas
  • Sabitha Jayaraj as Meera
  • Bhasi Thiruvalla as Adv. Kaimal
  • Vijay Victor as Sudhi
  • Satish Poduval as Raghavan
  • Nedumbram Gopi as Meera's father
  • Madampu Kunjukuttan as Meera's uncle
  • Vijayan Peringode as Meera's uncle
  • Eliamma as Thomas's mother


  1. ^ ${FullName}. "Pakarnnattam Malayalam Movie". Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  2. ^ "Jayaraj's film 'Pakarnnattam' discusses political violence". The Times Of India. 2011-12-12.
  3. ^ "ജയരാജിന്റെ പകര്‍ന്നാട്ടം പ്രദര്‍ശനത്തിനൊരുങ്ങി".
  4. ^ "Pakarnnattam Malayalam Movie". Metromatinee.
  5. ^ "Lambs to the sacrifice". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Jan 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Jayaraj's film 'Pakarnnattam' discusses political violence". Times of India. 12 December 2011.
  7. ^ "IFFK: 'Pakarnnattam' gives good start". ExpressBuzz. Retrieved 11 December 2011.