Pokkiri Raja is a 2010 Malayalam action comedy film starring Mammootty in the title role, along with Prithviraj and Shriya Saran in the main roles. The film is written by the duo Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas, directed by debutante Vyshakh, and the music is composed by Jassie Gift. The film was released on 7 May 2010 in Kerala. This was Shriya Saran's debut Malayalam film. The film become one of the highest grossing movie in the history of Malayalam Cinema, The film collected more than 14 crores within a theatrical run of just 22 days
The film revolves around Madhavan Nair who unknowingly kills a teenager and his eldest son. Raja takes the blame and is sentenced to jail for five years. After returning from jail, Raja moves to Madurai and there he rescues the life of the daughter of Maniannai, the village land lord and then Raja turns his right hand and he is named as Madurai Raja. Years later, he started being known as Pokkiri Raja.
Meanwhile Surya, the younger son of Madhavan Nair, is a young energetic and educated naughty guy who is well famous for his rowdisim in his village. He is sent to Ernakulam to his brother-in-law Sugunan to change his character, who is a scary cat. At Ernakulam, Surya falls in love with Aswathy unknowing that she is the daughter of the City Police Commissioner. Sugunan used to take advantage of the character of Surya and sent him in his uniform to take care of some severe police cases. Surya gets arrested for this offence. The commissioner finds that Surya is in love with his daughter and charges Surya with another drugs case and makes it a non bailable offence. Meanwhile the commissioner plans to murder Surya in jail and gives the contract to Pokkiri Raja for 50 lakhs. At this point, Madhavan Nair goes to Madurai in search of his elder son who left for Madurai 10 years back and finds that Pokkiri Raja is his elder son and asks for his help to rescue his younger son Surya.
Apart from Mammootty and Prithviraj, the movie also has NedumudiVenu, Siddique, Saikumar, VijayaRagavan, Innocent, SoorajVenjaranmoodu, Salimkumar etc… in key roles