Mammootty starrer ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’ is one of the most outstanding period films made in Malayalam film. Helmed by veteran Hariharan, ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’ was released in 2009, and Mammootty played the lead job of Pazhassi Raja, a king who battled against the East India Company in the eighteenth 100 years. Actress Kaniha was roped in to play the female lead Kaitheri Makkam, the spouse of Pazhassi Raja.
In any case, did you have any idea that the producers had at first moved toward Samyuktha Varma for the job? Indeed, believe it or not! Samyuktha Varma was enjoying her family life after marrying actor Biju Menon in 2002. The couple welcomed their son in 2006. When she was offered the role, her baby was only three years old. Samyuktha Varma let go of the opportunity, however, it was enormous. The entertainer herself uncovered something similar, during an interview. She shared that the kid was too small, and she was embracing parenthood, and wasn’t prepared to miss it for whatever else, subsequently turned down the deal!
Kaniha played Kaitheri Makkam’ in ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’ and her on-screen chemistry with Mammootty is as yet discussed. The period show ended up being one of the most incredible made in M-Town. ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’ stowed three public awards – Best Feature Film in Malayalam Best Background Score (Ilaiyaraaja), Best Audiography (Resul Pookutty), and Padmapriya, who played Neeli in the film, got a special mention.
Samyuktha Varma made her debut in the 1999 movie ‘Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal’. She played the female lead opposite Jayaram and won the Kerala State Award for the best actress for her performance. Some of her popular films include ‘Chandranudikkunna Dikhil’, ‘Thenkasipattanam’, ‘Mazha’, ‘Madhuranombarakattu’ and ‘Life Is Beautiful’ among others