Pa Va

Pa Va (stylized as Pa..Va and also known as Pappanekkurichum Varkeyekkurichum; ) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam existential comedy drama film directed by Sooraj Tom in his directorial debut. It stars Murali Gopy and Anoop Menon in the lead roles as two octogenarian friends. It is produced by Siyad Muhammed under his home production banner Safa Entertainment.


It focuses on existential aspects of life through two close octogenarian friends Pulimoottil Devassy Pappen and Periyanthaanam Varkey. Pappen is a planter who shares his good moments with jackfruit loving, retired armyman and antique collector Varkey. Both of them are prosperous and well-settled, with an unmarried Pappen living with his loving sisters and their families in Konnayi, and Varkey enjoying retired life with his wife in Murikkel, with their children abroad. One day Pappen shares his fear of dying to Varkey, but Varkey blends the concern with humor and encourages him. Soon after, Varkey dies from what he loves the most - a jackfruit falls over him. Varkey's death disturbs Pappen. Pappen sees Varkey in his dreams and starts to see him and talk to him in daytime. Pappen's loving sisters and his male help Kunju takes care of him. Pappen feels his and his family's interment should be at his hometown church in Murikkel with his ancestors and friend Varkey. But his current church in Konnayi doesn't agree with it under the fear of losing a wealthy family and an economic source that could affect the church in this transition. Pappen has dreams and thoughts about a girl whom he and Varkey had pined over but had passed away in her youth. Pappen under Varkey's spirit's interest goes on to find whom their love interest liked the most finds out painfully she was interested in evangelism. Pappen visits Varkey's house to meet his wife and learns she is moving to America to join her children and Varkey's coveted antiques are considered as silly objects like used to dry clothes and such. The church committee and the priests do their best to block Pappen's move towards his hometown church. Meanwhile, Pappen falls sick and is in Comma. This motivates his family members to buy Pappen's ancestor's land in his hometown and a burial plot in the hometown church cemetery. The priest of Pappen's current church who is motivated by financial interests and fame is visited by Varkey's spirit for not allowing Pappen's request. The priest signs the permission letter and dies from the shock and is seen laughing in spirit form with Varkey, pondering over his absurdity while he lived. Pappen wakes up from his Comma and the family happily transfers to his hometown church. However, he does what the priest wished to do for fame and dedicates it to the priest. Some time later, Pappen dies and is met with Varkey in heaven. And they both plan to cross the barriers between them and their love interest in heaven using their wit and strength of friendship.