Padavettu Movie Poster


October 21, 2022
2hr 25min
Status: released

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Padavettu Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date21 October 2022
Running time2hr 25min
StarringNivin Pauly
Aditi Balan
Shammi Thilakan
Directed by Liju Krishna
Written byLiju Krishna
Produced byVikram Mehra
Siddharth Anand Kumar
Sunny Wayne
Cinematography by Deepak D. Menon
Edited by Shafique Mohamed Ali
Music byGovind Vasantha
Production CompanyYoodlee Films
Sunny Wayne Productions
Distributor Century Release

Padavettu Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Nivin Pauly as Ravi Koroth, an ex-athlete
  • Aditi Balan as Shyma, Ravi’s love interest (voice-over by Nikhila Vimal)
  • Shammi Thilakan as Kuyyali, a political leader
  • Shine Tom Chacko as Mohanan
  • Remya Suresh as Pushpa, Ravi’s aunt
  • Manoj Omen as Manoj
  • Vijayaraghavan as Coach Yohannan
  • Indrans as Raghavan Mash
  • Sudheesh as Govindhan
  • Kainakary Thankaraj as President Vijayan
  • Subeesh Sudhi as Sasi
  • Sunny Wayne as Pradeep, Shyma’s ex-husband (Cameo)


A traumatized man who is stuck in life and finds peace by being lethargic is fooled by a party by using him and his family name as a gift of the party. It enrages him, and the frequent mockery by villagers about his inaction makes him mad. The president of the party who used him to gain a foothold in the next election aims to acquire more economic opportunities by controlling everything that happens in the village. However, the lead transforms into the savior of the oppressed and changes everyone’s perspective about the party president.

About Padavettu Movie:

Padavettu is a Malayalam political action thriller film written and directed by Liju Krishna. It was produced by Yoodlee Films in association with Sunny Wayne Productions. The film starring Nivin Pauly, Aditi Balan, and Shammi Thilakan depicts the story of the oppressed section of society in northern Kerala.

The film was shot at Maloor in Kannur, which is the native village of Liju Krishna. Around a thousand people from the village were trained through a crash course in acting for the film.

Principal photography began in December 2019 in Kannur district. The first schedule was wrapped in February 2020. The second schedule was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. It was wrapped up on 15 March 2022 in Kannur.

The first trailer was released on 7 October 2022 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi in front of Manjappada before the opening game of the 2022–23 Indian Super League season between Kerala Blasters and East Bengal.

The film was released theatrically on 21 October 2022.