A film on Padmanabha Swamy temple titled Marthanda Varma made in 1933 came into light. That movie was exhibited for a single day in Tiruvananthapuram.
The movie was made on a novel written by VC Raman Pillai, a popular Malayali writer. The movie was based on the empire of Travncore Tirunal Marthanda Varma.
Padmanabha Swamy temple was in the news for the wealth unearthed in lakhs of crores making it the richest temple in the world.