Synopsis: Pathemari is a 2015 Indian Malayalam historical fiction drama film written and directed by Salim Ahamed, which explores the 50-year-long history of immigration of people from South Indian state of Kerala to the Gulf countries.The film is distributed by Eros International.Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty handles the sound recording, while music is composed by Bijibal and cinematography is done by Madhu Ambat. It stars Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Balachandra Menon, Salim Kumar, Joy Mathew, Yavanika Gopalakrishnan, Shaheen Siddique and Jewel Mary.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Salim Ahmed, Salim Ahmed
  6 wins & 4 nominations.
118 min


Aland of people who once earned

a living by fishing or diving for pearls

A society that had

braved many torments

But when oil was struck

changed it all in one fell swipe

The world called it the

'Camel to Cadillac' phenomenon

An abrupt and overnight leap

from backs of camels into

...plush interiors of Cadillac's

The most expensive of cars those days

As oil changed fortunes

beyond recognition...

...colorful tales of this gold yielding soil

drew aspiring youths from afar

'Visionary gifts of rulers fused

seamlessly with aspirations of local society

Culminating in an evolution of

an enchanting city with magical pull...

Today's Dubai City

that spellbinds the beholder

Each morning, before we get into our cars

we'd have got a call from back home

Mother would have spoken

about rains and hot breakfast

The word rain evokes great

nostalgia to us, Malayalis

Is this earth or blissful heaven'?

Or just a mrorld of illusion'?

Is it the shore of a distant dream?

Bewitching siren

Alluring sweetheart

She's a city, effervescent

An ever brimful goblet

Under embowed arch of her sky

the sun and moons shone vibrant

Unwavering gaze, caresses like waves

Filling us with fervor as vast as the sea

Singing, dancing in unison with all

Her mesmerizing eyes merge days and nights

Travelers like short lived bubbles

As a rhythm of joy rises slovwy

A lifetime is not enough for this ecstasy

Is this earth or blissful heaven?

Or just a mrorld of illusion?

Is it the shore of a distant dream?

No means to lure away this beloved

Ever enchanted watching her loveliness

Sweeping one and all

with her spirited ardor

Often fades away yet remains a shadow

To clasp, hug and embrace in fervor

From deepest of depths

to be swept ashore at davm

Is this earth or blissful heaven'?

Or just a mrorld of illusion'?

Is it the shore of a distant dream?

Bewitching siren

Alluring sweetheart

She's a city, effervescent

An ever brimful goblet

Under embowed arch of her sky

the sun and moons shone vibrant

N aray an'ett a'?

N aray an'ett a'?

Switch it off please

Allow us to get some sleep


Answer the phone


Answer the phone

Who is this?




I'll inform


Who was it?

- Dad's not well

- Oh God, and...?

Nothing to worry

Let me ask someone else


Venu'ettan called to say

dad was ill

Satheesh, I am there right now

What happened to dad?

He's gone

We'll do the needful here

But you must now

take charge over there

Don't tell your mother now

- lsmail'kka will be here soon

- I'll call you later

What's happening advocate?

I've informed the Company

The PRO will bring his passport

- Have you informed his family?

- Yes, I called his son

- What about the police?

- The ambulance will soon be here

The body must be sent back to

his home tovm as soon as possible

How come lsmail'bhai is here?

Narayanettan and lsmail'bhai first

came to Dubai in the same Pathemari/dhow

It's me

The guy in Gulf whom

we are working for...

...kicked the bucket

Can we begin work

for your other client?

This work will be stalled now

Better to work elsewhere

Did he have to die nomf?!


Quick! Get in

'56th Meeran Sahib

Foot Ball Tournament'

It's the last exciting fight for the 7th

Meeran Sahib ever rolling trophy here

When the curtains fall on the last

day of this football competition...

...who will win this trophy?

Today we shall know

who will win this

A neck to neck fight, equally matched

the 2 teams are playing it out here

Narayanan has scored!



Move away my dear

We'll die together

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