Palery Manikyam is based on a famous novel ‘Palery Maanikyam – Oru Paathira Kolapathakathinte Katha’ by T.P. Rajeevan, first published in Mathrubhumi as a weekly serial. This period film revolves around the infamous Manikyam murder case, which was in the news around five decades ago. Ranjith has already started picking up the cast and members for this project, which is expected to be very different.
Mammootty and Renjith teams up again with Palery Manikyam. After the success of romantic entertainer Thirakkatha, scenarist-turned-director Ranjith is back with Palery Manikyam, an investigative thriller. Mammootty is the hero, playing the role of a Delhi-based investigator who comes to Palery village to investigate a murder mystery.
This is the fifth time Mammootty is working with Ranjith. Earlier, they have been together for Black, Kaiyoppu, Prajapathy and Nasrani, of which Nasrani was not directed by Ranjith, but by veteran Joshy of Twenty:20 fame.