Based on a true incident, the film is about four men, who call themselves Ayyankali Pada, holding the Palakkad collector hostage demanding tribal land right.

Kunchacko Boban, Vinayakan, Joju George and Dileesh Pothen - not in that order of importance - form the Ayyankali Pada which holds the collector hostage over about 10 hours.

Pada restages the whole incident that happened on October 4, 1996 with cinematic elements.

The film takes us through the drama of the mediation between the four and the government, represented by the chief secretary, played by Prakash Raj.

After the 125 minute film, not only do you feel the appreciation of having experienced a good cinematic experience, but you feel you have learnt something and want to do something.

Actors Kunchacko Boban, Vinayakan, Joju George and Dileesh Pothan appear from four different corners and barely let you breathe, as a very important story about Adivasi rights gets told.  

Two children, playing around beautiful woods (Sameer Thahir behind the camera), their mother (Kani Kusruti) and Balu spend a few easy moments of family life before he splits with a bag. 

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