The film tells the story of hundreds of people who were left alien
in their own land, due to lack of documents to prove themselves and
their identity. Mohanlal's character in the film as eighty-year old
character Valiyakathu Moosa, son of a freedom fighter, is a representative
of such people. To the Indian government he is a Pakistani, and to the
Pakistani government he is an Indian. Mohanlal added that there are a
lot of people like Moosa in Malappuram district of Kerala, who still
hold their Pakistani passports, even though they have come back from
there in the 60's.
Valiyakathu Moosa is one of hundreds of Malayalees who left to work
in Karachi during the days of the British Raj, who after independence
returned to India in the 1960s and settled in Malappuram. They do not
have a passport or even an address in the land they were born in, due
to their plight in Pakistan during the time of separation and independence.
Moosa has a wife and children here who are Indian citizens, but Moosa
himself is not considered a citizen of the country, due to some technical
objections from the bureaucracy.
Mohanlal is playing one of the toughest roles in his career. His character
Valiyakathu Moosa in the film has four periods, from
35 to 90 years. In every period Mohanlal is shown with different looks.
The 90 year old Moosa's shots were shot in the Pakistan borders. The
film also moves through many stages back and forth as flashbacks to
present the story of Moosa. Lakshmi Gopalswamy plays the role of his
wife. Kavya Madhavan comes up in the role of a journalist investigating
into life and livelihood of this sidelined section of society.
The film is produced by Antony Perumbaavoor in a new banner A and A
productions. The film with music done by Ramesh Narayan and Shahsaad
Aman will have three songs sung by M G Sreekumar, Vineeth Srinivasan,
Chitra and Sujatha.