Urumi is a historical fantasy film directed and co-produced by Santosh Sivan and written by Shankar Ramakrishnan.It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prabhu Deva, Arya, Genelia D’Souza, Amol Gupte, Jagathy Sreekumar, Nithya Menon, Vidya Balan and Alexx O’Nell and whilst featuring Tabu in a cameo.
The film is set in the early 16th century, when the Portuguese sailors dominated the Indian ocean. To revenge the death of his father an young Indian plans to assassinate Vasco da Gama, who has returned to India as a Viceroy. Without the help of any major regional chief, he also plans popular uprising against the Portuguese in Malabar.
It was made on a budget of more than INR200 million, making it the second-most expensive Malayalam film ever, after Pazhassi Raja (2009).The film also marked the debut of Prithviraj as producer.Urumi was dubbed and released in Telugu with the same title and in Tamil as Urumi: Padhinaintham Nootrandu Uraivaal. Many scenes in the film were re-shot to avoid lip-sync problems.