Passenger (2009)

 ●  Malayalam ● 1 hr 58 mins

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Radical and riveting, this thought-provoking drama revolves around two key characters – two people who lead lives of great integrity and purpose, never shirking from their social responsibility. When a great calamity and horrendous injustice are threatened, their lives become inextricably interwoven as they join hands to fight for justice. Sathyanathan (Sreenivasan), who works in a private company, is a simple man who lives an orderly and uncomplicated life. He travels from his native town to Kochi (where he works) by train. The moment the train crosses the Chalakudy bridge he dozes off. And he wakes up at a particular point. All this happens with utmost precision, as if programmed by someone. He is someone who fights for social justice for the benefit of everyone and shirks from any publicity gained by it. Nandan Menon (Dileep), who is an advocate, stands for truth and justice. He respects the law and always thinks of the welfare of the people around him. His wife Anuradha (Mamta Mohandas) is a bold reporter who works for private news channel Right TV. Maranchara is a small fictitious coastal village. A private company has been awarded rights to mine nuclear fuel from the coast in Maranchar by Home Minister Thomas Chacko (Jagathy Sreekumar). There is a political sex scandal and a legal battle within which Minster Chacko, Nandan Menon, Anuradha Nandan and Thankamma (a local leader) are involved. The twist in the tale occurs when Anuradha obtains a video clip of the minister collaborating with police and corporates. They plan to kill innocent people occupying land with potential mineral resources. Nandan is kidnapped by gangsters working for the minister to lure Anuradha into returning the video. By sheer coincidence, Satyanath gets involved. Unlike normal bystanders, he and Driver Nair (Nedumudi Venu) decide to join the couple in the fight to save the people of Maranchara, Nandan Menon and Anuradha. Will this team of extraordinary human beings succeed in winning justice for the innocents, despite facing seemingly insurmountable odds, as they are pitted against the might of powerful politicians and wealthy corporate firms?

Cast: Dileep Pillai, Mamta Mohandas, Sreenivasan

Crew: Ranjith Sankar (Director), P Sukumar (Director of Photography), Bijibal Maniyil (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 07 May 2009 (India)

Malayalam Name: പസ്സെങ്ങേർ

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as Adv. Nandan Menon
as Anuradha Menon
as Sreenivasan
as Home Minister Thomas Chacko
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as Driver Nair
as Station Master
Supporting Actor
as Sathyanathan's Mother




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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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Music Label: Satyam Audios

Music Director: Bijibal Maniyil
Playback Singer: Vineeth Sreenivasan

Music Director: Bijibal Maniyil
Playback Singer: Bijibal Maniyil

Music Director: Bijibal Maniyil
Playback Singer: Bijibal Maniyil
Due to its immense critical acclaim and commercial success, this movie was remade into Tamil under the title 'Muriyadi', directed by Selva featuring Sathyaraj, Ganesh Venkatraman and Remya Nambeeshan in the lead roles.

This movie was written and directed by debutante Ranjith Sankar.