Theatrical Poster
Directed byP. T. Kunju Muhammed
Written byP. T. Kunju Muhammed
Produced byAntony Perumbavoor
Swetha Menon
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Padmapriya Janakiraman
CinematographyK. G. Jayan
Edited byDon Max
Music byRamesh Narayan
Shahabaz Aman
Distributed byCentral Pictures
Release date
  • 24 October 2007 (2007-10-24)

Paradesi (transl. Foreigner) is a 2007 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written and directed by P. T. Kunju Muhammed. It was produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the company Aashirvad Cinemas. Mohanlal plays Valiyakaththu Moosa, in three stages of his life, between the ages of 35 and 80. It also features Swetha Menon, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Jagathy Sreekumar, and Siddique in significant roles.

The film portrays the issue of Indian citizens who left the country before the partition of India in search of job, mostly to Arabia, and happened to reach Pakistan, and then when returned to the homeland, happened to be holding a Pakistani passport, and now is forced by the Indian authorities to leave the nation to Pakistan, which even the Pakistani authorities won't allow.[1]


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Valiyakaththu Moosa is an Indian Muslim who moves from the Malabar region of Kerala, India to Karachi, Pakistan during the British Raj in search of a job. Post-partition, he returns from Pakistan and settles down in Malappuram, Kerala. This man, who lives as a true Indian, doesn't get his Indian passport and thus an Indian identity in the official sense, even after 50 years of Independence.

Indian police harass him and his neighbours in a similar situation as Pakistani spies. The film has Mohanlal playing the character in three stages of his life, between the ages of 35 and 80



The film was produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. The locations of the film included Ottappalam in Kerala and Rajasthan.


The music was composed by Ramesh Narayan and Shahabaz Aman

Soundtrack album by
Ramesh Narayan and Shahabaz Aman
Producer[Ramesh Narayan
Paradesi [2]
1."Aananda Kanneerin"Rafeeq AhammedRamesh NarayanSujatha Mohan
2."Thattam Pidichu"Rafeeq AhammedRamesh NarayanSujatha Mohan 
3."Thattam Pidichu (Unplugged)"Rafeeq AhammedRamesh NarayanSujatha Mohan 
4."Ya Dhuni Dhuni"Rafeeq AhammedShahabaz AmanM. G. Sreekumar
Vineeth Sreenivasan


The film was released on 24 October 2007.[3]


National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South


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  2. ^ "Paradesi (2007)".
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