Venicile Vyapari, English: The Merchant of Venice) is a 2011 Malayalam film directed by Shafi, starring Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan and Poonam Bajwa. The film's plot unfolds in Alappuzha, a town in Kerala popularly known as the Venice of the East. Written by James Albert, the story follows a murder mystery.
The story revolves around Pavithran (Mammootty), who lost his parents in his childhood. He enters the police force by chance, though it is not his ambition to do so. Pavithran lands up in Alappuzha (Alappuzha incidentally is attributed to the sobriquet, Venice of the East) disguised as a merchant to investigate the murder of a union leader named Ajayan (Biju Menon). Another character is Ammu (Kavya Madhavan), who is the leader of the union of coir workers and is in love with Pavithran.
Directed by Shafi
Produced by Madhavan Nair
Written by James Albert
Starring Mammootty,Kavya Madhavan
Poonam Bajwa,Suraj Venjarammoodu
Salim Kumar,Vijayaraghavan,Guinness Pakru
Music by Bijibal
Edited by Manoj
Distributed by Murali Films & PJ Entertainments