1921 – Ayirathi Thollayirathi Irupathi Onnu is a 1988 Indian war drama film written by T. Damodaran and directed by I. V. Sasi, set during the 1921–22 Mappila Uprising in Madras Presidency. The film has an ensemble cast including Mammootty, Madhu, Suresh Gopi, T. G. Ravi, Seema, Urvashi and Mukesh. It tells the fictional story of Khader (Mammootty), a World War I veteran, who joins with the Mappila rebels during the Uprising.
The film focuses on Mappila bullock cart driver Khader (Mammootty), a retired corporal and World War I veteran, and Unni Krishnan (Suresh Gopi), a hardline nationalist revolutionary from a family of upper-caste Hindu landlords. Both men join the brigade of Variyan Kunnathu Kunjahammad Haji (T. G. Ravi), one of the prominent leaders of the 1921 Uprising.
|award||Filmfare Award for Best Film – Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Film|
|director||I. V. Sasi|
|keywords||british army retire suresh gopi t. g. ravi uprise world war i|