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Pramani
Directed by B. Unnikrishnan
Produced by B.C.Joshy
Written by B.Unnikrishnan
Starring
Music by M. Jayachandran
Cinematography Shamdat
Editing by Manoj
Distributed by Play House
Release date(s) 26 March 2010 (2010-03-26)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 2.8 crores
Gross revenue 8.3 crores

Pramani is 2010 Malayalam film starring Mammootty, Sneha and Fahad Fazil in the lead roles. The film is written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan. It also has Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddique, Janardhanan and Lakshmi in supporting roles. Actor Prabhu plays a Cameo role in this film. The shooting started in the end of December and was initially scheduled for 2010 mid-summer release. But as Mammootty's previous release Drona 2010, didn't do well at the Box-Office, its release was preponed to 26 March 2010 and though it opened well on the 1st weekend, got a share of 2.1 cores in 25 days.

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Plot

Viswanatha Paniker(Mammootty) is a corrupted Panchayat president of Thazhe Keezhppadam grama panchayath in Kuttanad for 25 years. He earns a lot of wealth through his corruption and by cornering his village people to hand over their lands to him. But he never acquires in his name, instead he gives them to his relatives. He has also been nicknamed 'America' for his tricky ways to play the big brother and thereby getting control over the issues where he gets involved. Panicker's dealings are done through his cousin brother and confidant, Somasekharan (Siddique). In the other hand Castro Vareeth(Janardhanan) is totally different man from Viswanatha Paniker. He wants his village people to have a peaceful life.

The members of the Panchayat who work under Viswanatha Paniker are also ruthless and they are afraid of the arrival of the new Panchayat Secretary Janaki(Sneha) as they claim that she is very strict. On arrival, she finds out that there are so many illegal transactions and threatens that she will write to the higher authority. But, Panicker never listens to her and continue their illegal works. Somasekharan meets Bobby(Fahad Fazil) who is on his mission to instruct the people about the acitivites of Panicker and bring them to light. Soma threatens Bobby but he continues his work. Panicker later learns that Bobby is the grandson of Rosy Teacher(Lakshmi) and son of his old friend Varkichan Joseph(Prabhu) and Panicker never comes across his way.

Panicker illegally wants to sign an agreement for Cyber Park Project which needs more land for the construction of the building. Janaki is against it claiming that its an agricultural land. But Panicker-Soma wants the aggrement to be signed and Soma house-arrests Janaki along with her ailing mother(K. P. A. C. Lalitha) while Panicker signs the agreement with a secretary for that day in place of Janaki and he controls the other members of Panchayat with the bribe. Later Rosy teacher advices him and asks him to cancel the agreement. She also recites that Panicker has got this job only because of the death of her son, Varkichan and she always wanted Panicker to be honest like her son.

Panicker, on the advice of Rosy, plans to cancel the agreement but Soma and the other family members stands against him. They asks him to leave the house if he wants to cancel the agreement. Panicker leaves the house with the Orphan girl, whom he claims that, he saw her in the train on the day of Varkichan's death. Panicker starts living in the Panchayat office and Janaki feels sad for him and starts supporting him on knowing that he had changed. Panicker and Janaki goes to meet the higher authority in Alapuzha to cancel the agreement but the authority says that he had been receiving anonymous letters from the village that there is an illegal relationship between Janaki and Panicker. Janaki insults the authority by saying that he had time to read these letters but never had time to do his job.

Soma, who is against Panicker now, brain-washes Bobby's mind that his father Varkichan's death was not an accident but a murder by Panicker to acquire the President post. Bobby, who partially believes it, asks Panicker and says that he is on his way to Trivandrum for work. Next day, Bobby's things are seen near the river and Soma claims that Panicker has killed Bobby as he came to about Panicker's true color. Rosy believes it and she slaps Panicker. Panicker recites the story of her son Varkichan that he had lurked from others for the past 25 years. He says Varkichan had a relationship with a lady after his marriage and fathered a girl and Varkichan had took him to his concubine's funeral. By accident, Varkichan falls from the train during their return journey. He also says that the girl whom he claimed to be an orphan whom he saw in train, is Varkichan's daughter. Panicker swears that he will bring Bobby back.

Panicker slams Soma and finds Bobby. He apologizes to the village and also to Rosy teacher and swears that he will go in a right way.

Cast

Actor Role
Mammootty Viswanatha Paniker
Sneha Janaki
Fahad Fazil Bobby
Lakshmi Rosy Teacher
Janardhanan Castro Vareeth
Siddique Somasekharan
Prabhu Varkichan Joseph
K. P. A. C. Lalitha Janaki's Mother

Production

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Casting

Mammootty plays the role of corrupt Panchayat President, and it was initially said that Kavya Madhavan is going to pair with Mammootty as the heroine but due to unknown reasons, she backed out from the project and Sneha was named as Mammootty's lead pair. It is the third film under their combination after Thuruppu Gulan and the upcoming flick Aruvadai. Sneha plays a Panchayat Secretary in this film, who accidentally starts playing a crucial role in the life of the corrupt Panchayat President, played by Mammootty. Fahad Fazil plays a very important role in this film after Kaiyethum Doorathu. Actor Prabhu was roped in to play a Cameo role.

Filming

The shooting of the film began on 27 December 2009.[1] The locations of the film were in Kochi and Alappuzha.[2]

Reception

Critical reception

The film got mixed reviews from the critics and from several film reviewing sites.

Box office

The film got very well initial collection but the film couldn't do well as the days passed by. It collected 8 crores at the end of the theaterical run. The film was brought by satellite for 1.3 crores.

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