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Pathinettam Padi

The film explores the adventurous world of adolescent students who cross the age of seventeen to eighteen. In the eventful , action packed and musically spiced journey of two characters from opposite spectrum of the society, which is the rich and the poor, we examine where do each one of us actually learn the real skills that we essentially need to lead a successful life.

  • Shanker Ramakrishnan
  • Shanker Ramakrishnan
  • Shaji Nadesan
  • Mammootty
    Key Cast
    "John Abraham Palakkal"
  • Chandu Nath
    Key Cast
    "Joy Abraham Palakkal"
  • Akshay
    Key Cast
  • Aswin
    Key Cast
  • Ahaana Krishnakumar
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    പതിനെട്ടാം പടി
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Action
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 39 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,405,850 USD
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Distribution Information
  • Amazon
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Pay Per View
Director Biography - Shanker Ramakrishnan

Shanker Ramakrishnan is an Indian film screenwriter, director, producer and actor, who works primarily in the Malayalam cinema. He started his career immediately after completing post-graduation from the School of Management Studies, CUSAT.
In the collective film Kerala Café, Shankar scripted and directed the critically acclaimed film segment "Island Express". Prithviraj who played the lead character “Leon” in the film invited Shankar to write August Cinema’s maiden venture “Urumi[1]”. Urumi was a historical drama film directed and filmed by Santosh Sivan with Prithviraj and Genelia in the lead roles. The movie created a turning point in Shankar's artistic career and gave him opportunities to work on the wider canvas.
V. K. Prakash, the National Award winner, invited Shankar to write the Malayalam version of the Hindi film "Freaky Chakra". The Malayalam version was titled "Netholi oru Cheriya Meen Alla[2]" and was a postmodern experimental film starring Fahadh Faasil and Kamalinee Mukherjee.
Shankar’s filmography took a surprise detour when his mentor Ranjith offered him a role to play Alexey Thadeus, the free-spirited cancer patient, in his movie “Spirit”. The role won Shankar the ‘SIIMA Award for Best Male Debutant and best supporting actor awards including the ‘Mathrubhumi Medimix Movie Award’.Spirit was followed by V.K.P's “Poppins” and G.S. Vijayan's “Bavuttiyude Namathil” written by Ranjith.
Shankar then went on to play vivid characters in movies like "Seconds", Sreebala K. Menon's “Love 24X7” with Dileep, and Bobby-Sanjay’s "How Old Are You" with Manju Warrier, directed by Roshan Andrews.
He took a break from acting and began working on the mega project "Kunjali Marikkar IV"[3]" originally written by T. P. Rajeevan. The movie was initially expected to hit screens by end of 2018; however the film was indefinitely postponed owing to prior commitments of the crew[4]. Shankar has also completed the scripting of "My Story", which will have Prithviraj and Parvathy playing the lead roles.
Shankar recently announced his directorial debut with Pathinettam Padi[5]" to be produced by August Cinema. The video casting call for the new movie was hosted by actor Nivin Pauly on 17 August 2017, which went viral in the social media. On 2 October 2017, actor Mohanlal unveiled the title art of the movie.

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Director Statement

“Eighteen is a magical number. That is when one comes of age legally and can vote. That is the age when there is an adrenalin rush in you and hormones do a tango in you. Pathinettam Padi, my first feature film, is about the magic of that age group. It is about a group of boys and their universe when peer groups are perhaps the most important thing in life. It is a world I have known and experienced,” says scenarist-actor Shanker Ramakrishnan. After 18 years in the Malayalam film industry and proving himself before and behind the camera, Shanker steps into the big league with a feature film made on a big canvas.