The festival started its journey in 1991, and since then, it has invited actor, actresses and film directors as guests to promote their films by organizing discussions and symposiums.
Pazhassi Raja, the 2009 blockbuster movie, featured megastar Mammootty, Sarath Kumar, Thilakan, Jagathi Sreekumar and Padmapriya in the lead roles. It also has actors like Manoj K Jayan, Kanika Subramaniam, Suresh Krishna, Suman and Linda Arsenio in various vital roles.
On 16th October, 2009, it was released across Kerala with 130 prints. Renowned musician Ilayaraja composed music for the film, which was produced by Gokulam Gopalan. Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty was the sound designer of the movie.
It is the only Indian movie, which has been chosen to be screened in this year"s Fukuoka Film Festival. Director Hariharan is very excited that his film got selected and is more thrilled because the film tells the story of patriotism.