|Producers Kiran Kumar, Santosh Kamble & Muthulingam
Directed by Santosh Sivan, Produced by Kiran Kumar, Santosh Kamble & Muthulingam, Music by Deepak Dev, DOP Santosh Sivan (ISC), Editor Sreekar Prasad, Written by Shankar Ramakrishnan, Choreography Madhu Samudra, Ullas & Ahmed Khan, World Marketing & Distribution by Dimension Pictures.
Starring: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prabhu Deva, Genelia D’Souza, Vidya Balan, Tabbu, Nithya Menon, Arya, Alexx O’Nell, Robin Pratt & Amole Gupte.
Santosh Sivan’s “EK YODHA SHOORVEER” is a beautifully set revenge drama, weaved around the tales of attempted assassination of Portuguese sailor, Vasco Da Gama. One of the highest budgeted movies of recent times, it is undoubtedly a modern day masterpiece with all round perfection in casting, performance and technical aspects. “EK YODHA SHOORVEER” is crafted in such a way that it inspires and let you with it in the entire proceedings. The movie succeeds in avoiding regular clichés and uninteresting plot points.
The movie opens in the present century where a carefree youth named Krishna Das gets an irresistible offer to sell his ancestor land. While he embarks to Kerala to sign the related records, he realizes the stories about his ancestors and about the fiery feats they had taken to keep their homeland free of invaders. And in the flashback we are introduced to the courageous fighter (Arya) who is killed for his plans to eliminate the viceroy, Vasco Da Gama, of Portuguese empire. His son Prithviraj Sukumaran now gets ready for revenge, the massacre was executed according to the order from Vasco da Gama. Prithviraj with his close Muslim friend from childhood Prabhu Deva also get the support of Princess Genelia D’souza who is also plotting to fight the foreign invaders led by Vasco Da Gama. The film goes on to tell whether they succeed in their mission to eliminate the threat from Indian soil. All in all, “EK YODHA SHOORVEER” is a must watch for all those who love quality cinema. Redefining the traditional qualities of period dramas, “EK YODHA SHOORVEER” is sure to become a movie that will be respected and adored by viewers for its creative panache, tremendous performances and great technical wizardry.