Pattalam (2003 film)

Pattalam (English: Army) is a 2003 Malayalam film by Lal Jose and starring Mammootty and Biju Menon along with Tessa, Jyothirmai, Jagathy Sreekumar, Oduvil Unnikrishnan and Innocent in supporting roles. The film revolves around incidents in a small village after the army sets up a temporary camp.

Directed byLal Jose
Written byReji Nair
Produced byMaha Subair
Biju Menon
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Music byVidyasagar
Distributed byKalasangham Films
Release date
  • 5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
Budget3 crore[1]


An Army unit comes to a local village in Kerala because of a terror threat. The unit is led by Major Pattabhiraman (Mammootty) and commander Benny (Biju Menon). The Major sees a widow named Vimala (Tessa) singing. Vimala is living in her husband's home after his death. A village girl Satyabhama (Jyothirmayi), and Benny fall in love and elope. Pattabhiraman discovers that a terrorist has planned to pour cyanide into a water tank. He finds the terrorist and destroys the water tank by blasting a bomb terrorist had with him. Benny reveals to Vimala that Pattabhiraman killed her husband Nandu (Indrajith) in the war. The Major admits the fact, but claims he did it as a mercy killing because Nandu was so badly injured. Vimala forgives him, and the couple happily unites.



Lyrics: Gireesh Puthenchery, Music: Vidyasagar

Song Title Singers
"Aaroral" K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan
"Aalilekkavile" P. Jayachandran, Sujatha Mohan
"Aaroral" Sujatha Mohan
"Dingiripattalam" Alen Sunny Stephen, Kalyani
"Pamba Ganapathi" M. G. Sreekumar
"Vennakallin" Vidhu Prathap, Radhika Thilak, Biju Narayanan
"Anthimanam" Biju Narayanan, Preetha
"Theme Music" Instrumental


  1. ^ "`Pattalam` on the retreat!". Sify. 11 September 2003. Archived from the original on 26 March 2004. Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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