Sevens football, which has no sanction from the Kerala Football Association or FIFA, is immensely popular in the villages, where club rivalries overshadow political slug fests. Players from African countries are also roped in to play Sevens. They stay with the local residents and adapt to the local culture, customs and food. The plot of this popular movie is set in the backdrop of sevens football.
Sevenes (2011), a movie based on a group of footballers who turn into criminals to help a friend in need, Mahasamudram (2011), the Mohanlal-starrer which guest stars part-time actor and full-time Indian football legend IM Vijayan (and available on Hotstar), etc are worthy mentions if you want to pass time watching Malayalam films that involve football. The latter features tekkers by Vijayan on a football field and also a very artificial-looking scissor-kick by the lead actor that has stood the test of time to become a troll meme in recent years. 153554b96e