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Directed by Joshy
Produced by K. Gangaduth
Executive Producer:
G.P. Vijayakumar
Screenplay by Renji Panicker
Starring Suresh Gopi
Manju Warrier
N. F. Varghese
Biju Menon
Spadikam George
Babu Namboothiri
T. P. Madhavan
Music by S. P. Venkatesh
Gireesh Puthenchery (Poem)
Cinematography Sanjeev Sankar
Edited by PC Mohanan
Seven Arts Films
Distributed by Seven Arts International Ltd.
Surya Cine Arts
Kavyachandrika & Manu International (PJ Entertainments UK)
Release date
  • 10 August 1999 (1999-08-10)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Pathram (English: The Newspaper) is a 1999 Malayalam political thriller film written by Renji Panicker and directed by Joshi, starring Suresh Gopi, Murali, Manju Warrier, N. F. Varghese, Biju Menon, T. P. Madhavan and Spadikam George.


Nandagopal (Suresh Gopi), an associate editor with Keralareshmi, one of the leading dailies, is aggressive and daring and enjoys a good reputation among the media circle. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Nandan is the son of Venugopal, a daring journalist who was killed by textile mafia long back. Nandan, in Kochi meets Sekharan (Murali), an old naxalite who is running Jagratha, a newspaper which is feared by political class. Sekharan's outspoken and belligerent nature had earned him more enemies than friends. He is constantly fighting Vishwanathan (N. F. Varghese), who rules Kochi with his muscle and money.

Vishwanathan holds a large share in Keralareshmi and enjoys a huge political clout at state and central levels. Shekharan brings out the role of Vishwanathan in the murder of Vincent Paul, which creates a panic in the political level. Vishwanathan eliminates Sekharan by planting a bomb under his car. Jagratha, the newspaper of Sekharan is now in the hands of Devika (Manju Warrier), the only daughter of Sekharan, who is an aggressive journalist like her father. Nandan, who was very close to Sekharan, investigates the murder of Sekharan and realizes the role of Vishwanathn in it. Firoze Mohammed (Biju Menon), the investigating officer, who is also a close friend of Nandan, is found dead one day. Nandan is arrested by police in a fabricated case and sacked from Keralareshmi. He comes out on bail and takes law in his hands to avenge the death of Sekharan and Feroze. He shoots down Vishwanathan in the climax and takes over as the new managing editor of Jagratha.


Box office[edit]

The film collected over 5.15 crore in 25 days in box office.[1] and highest grosser of the year 1999 and ran over 250 days in theatres.[2]


External links[edit]

Pathram on Internet Movie Database

view the film[edit]

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