Parole is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Sharrath Sandith in his feature film debut and written by Ajith Poojappura, based on a true story. It stars Mammootty, Ineya, Miya, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Siddique and Prabhakar. It began principal photography on 14 June 2017 in Bangalore. Loganathan Srinivasan was the cinematographer and Suresh Urs was the editor. Songs and score are composed by Sharreth. The film received mixed response. Parole was released on 6 April 2018 in India.
Alex “Mestri” Philippose (Mammootty) is living a happy life with his wife Annie and son Shine, though she is epileptic. One day, he loses his temper and slaps Annie, triggering a fit which causes her to fall into a well. He fails to save her, and his attempts are seen as proof that he killed her. He goes to jail for her murder. The first parole application is rejected since his son does not sign it, thinking he will be targeted next. After his sister’s death, he finally succeeds in getting parole, with the intention of seeing his son. After many attempts, he locates his son, but is distraught when he learns that he is a petty criminal, working for Sudarshan, the local drug kingpin. His son is brought in for questioning, but is taken by Sudarshan. Alex finds Sudarshan, beats him up and rescues his son. The police officer investigating the case threaten to arrest Shine, but decides to arrest Alex instead when he is reminded that his own son, one of Shine’s friends, would also be incarcerated. The movie ends with everyone finding out about Alex’s innocence as he goes back to jail for another crime he did not commit.
Directed by Sharrath Sandith
Screenplay by Ajith Poojappura
Produced by Antony D’Cruz
Starring Mammootty, Ineya, Miya, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Siddique, Prabhakar
Cinematography Loganathan Srinivasan
Edited by Suresh Urs
Music by Sharreth & Ellwyn Joshua
Production Antony D’Cruz Entertainment
Distributed by Century Films
Release date 6 April 2018
Running time 150 minutes