Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha, a Malayalam period movie thar tells story of a warrior Chandu, was a huge success in box office when it was released in 1989. The Mammotty starrer directed by Hariharan and scripted by M T Vasudevan Nair is yet to lose its charm even at the age of multi-core worth Vfx movies.

The high-definition version of Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha, which was released on YouTube on September 10, turns a big hit, garnering more than 2.2 Lakh views so far. The high quality version of the movie was uploaded by Scube films, formerly Grihalakshmi productions. The total duration of the HD print of the movie is 2 hours and 41 minutes.

The historical drama movie starring Mammootty, Balan K Nair, Suresh Gopi, Madhavi, Geetha, Chithra and Captain Raju, was produced by P V Ganghadharan under the banner of Grihalakshmi productions.

The plot of the movie was based on sub-plot of Vadakkanpattukal, a medieval ballad which was popular in Northern Malbar. As per the original story in ballad,  Chandu was a warrior who lived in the 16th century and allied with Aringoder Chekavar to kill his cousin Aromal Chekavar when his love for Unniyarcha is spurned. But MT gave a gentle spin to the villainous character of Chandu, to make him hero in the movie. The film managed to bag many accolades including four national awards and six state film awards of Kerala government.

Songs of the movie composed by Bombay Ravi became also a hugely popular. K Ramachandra Babu was the cinematographer and M S Mani was the editor of the movie which was distributed by Kalpaka films under the same production house.

 Two years ago there were reports that the makers of Oru Vadakkan Veeragdha are about to make a sequel to the movie. But director Hariharan had denied the reports as baseless.  “I don’t know who is behind all this. I am hearing it now. I don’t think I would be able to do a sequel to ‘Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha”, said Hariharan in a chat to Mathrubhumi.com.