Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is a great Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan fan, not only love watching Tamil films, but also movies from Hollywood to Mollywood.

After becoming the Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan watched two Malayalam movies. The first in the list was Mohanlal starrer Pulimurugan. He watched the film at Trivandrum Ariesplex Theater with his family. Pinarayi liked the movie so much that he even congratulated Mohanlal for the success of the film. Pulimurugan was a blockbuster which grossed over ₹157 crore worldwide. It was the first film to cross ₹100 crore mark in the Malayalam film industry and the third highest-grossing South Indian film of 2016.

 

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Later, in 2017, Pinarayi watched Nivin Pauly's 'Sakhavu' with his family.  This time he decided to include more persons along with family members. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Thiruvananthapuram mayor V K Prashanth, A K Saseendran and V K C Mammed Koya MLA were the other prominent leaders who joined the CM.

The movie, directed by National award winner Sidharth Siva, continues to get a good response from the audience. Pinarayi watched the movie after the inauguration of the renovated Kripa theatre. 

 

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Interestingly, the film chronicles the life of a dedicated communist named Krishnan and the growth of the Communist movement among the tea plantation workers in Idukki. 

A few months ago Tamil superstar Suriya had visited Kerala to promote his movie Singam 3 wherein he accidentally met the CM as both were travelling by the same flight from Kochi to Thiruvananthapuram. The superstar was all praises for the CM and said that Pinarayi, often considered as a tough person, was indeed simple. 

"He is a simple man. He appeared to me like a school headmaster. When the flight landed here, he waited till all passengers including me to get out. It was a culture shock for me," Suriya said.