Released Date: 31 March 2011
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Movie Star Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prabhudheva, Genelia D’Souza
Ek Yodha Shoorveer holds interest, in the way Sivan pitches the present against the past and sees history with a contemporary eyeview. The encroachment by multinationals into tribal land and the displacement of tribals, with active support from corrupt politicians, is seen parallel to the Portuguese invading, fighting and exploiting the indigenous people of Kerala in the 16th century, to gain dominance over the black peppercorn (believed to be more pricey than oil) trade and more. He also reinvents some myths and legends, showing us a cruel, brutal and sadistic Vasco da Gama as against the intrepid traveller and explorer that history would have us believe.
Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar, a warrior in 16th century Kerala wants to avenge his father killed in a confrontation with Vasco da Gama and his troops and is assisted by his best friend Vavvali and warrior princess Ayesha.