Baba Kalyani (film)
|Directed by||Shaji Kailas|
|Produced by||Antony Perumbavoor|
|Written by||S. N. Swami|
|Edited by||Don Max|
|Box office||20 Cr|
Baba Kalyani is a Malayalam action film released in 2006. Directed by Shaji Kailas, this film has Mohanlal in the title role, supported by Biju Menon, Saikumar, Indrajith Sukumaran, Mamta Mohandas and Jagathy Sreekumar.
Following a tip from a small time lodge owner (Sadique), the ATS conducts a search at the rooms where a group of suspicious youths stayed. Baba Kalyani IPS (Mohanlal), the head of ATS M3 division finds certain vital clues, which he wants to follow after. Upon the permission from Bose Ninan (Venu Nagavally), the IG of police, Baba Kalyani takes arrives in Kochi. He is posted in Law & Order department as undercover with Godwin Joseph (Biju Menon) and a couple of ATS officers assisting him. All his men were newly inducted IPS officers. At Kochi, Kalyani clashes with advocate Ashokan (Murali) and Advocate Madhumitha (Mamta Mohandas), his daughter, who was his ex-girlfriend. A bundle of counterfeit currency is found at a local bank, which was transferred from the account of a charity organization run by Sait Isra Mohammed Haji(Saikumar), a respected businessman. Baba Kalyani reaches out the residence of Isra Mohammed at the same night, Isra denies any knowledge about any hawala dealings in the state. The cash was transferred from the account by Babur (Indrajith Sukumaran), Isra Mohammed's son-in-law, who is also a college lecturer. Babu is king-pin of a terror organization in the state. He along with a bunch of young men had secretly undergone Jihadi training in Pakistan and is planning a massive explosion. But unaware of this, Isra supports him thinking Babu is a normal college lecturer busy with his own life. One morning Isra arrives at Baba Kalyani's residence informing about a group of suspicious young men recently seen at the nearby mosque. He also adds that the Muslyar of the mosque has some doubts regarding their activities. Baba Kalyani, along with Godwin and their group conducts a raid at the house and gathers vital information. The house gets exploded, signing the storage of inflammable explosives. Baba Kalyani, from the prints, maps and photographs concludes that their next target is Palani, a divine pilgrimage center in South India. He arrives at Palani along with his team, where meets up Raghupathi (Siddique), the IG of Tamil Nadu police. With the support of local police, Baba seize the trucks in which the explosives were stored. Baba sends Isra Mohammed as a negotiator to Babu who was hiding along with a group of Jihadis. But unwilling to give up the plan,Babu decides to shoot down Isra. The ATS team conducts a commando operation and shoots down the jihadis aborting their plan.
- Shaji Kailas was supposed to direct another film with Mohanlal in the lead role. But due to certain reasons, the film could not take off and asked S. N. Swami to do a script on urgent basis.
- Baba Kalyani lacks the usual violence and hard hitting dialogues that are highlights of Shaji Kailas movies.
- Mamta Mohandas later in an interview had revealed that she regrets for doing Baba Kalyani as she had nothing to perform in that.
- The only song was written by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma and was composed by Alex Paul
- Mohanlal ... Baba Kalyani
- Indrajith ... Babu
- Saikumar ... Issa Mohammed Haji
- Murali ... Ashokan
- Biju Menon ... Godwin Joseph
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma ... Kalyaniyamma
- Siddique ... Raghupathi
- Venu Nagavally ... Bose J Ninan
- Jagathi Sreekumar ... Ramanan
- Shammi Thilakan ... Thevalli Dineshan
- Mamta Mohandas ... Madhumitha
- Saiju Kurup ... Tahir
- Anil Murali ... Yusuf
- Bindu Panikkar ... Mayor
- Ambika Mohan ... Women's Commission Member
- Ponnamma Babu ... Women's Commission Member
- P. Sreekumar
- Rema Devi ... Women's Commission Member
- Bindu Murali ... Bose J Ninan's wife
- Maya Moushmi ... Godwin Joseph's wife
- Reshmi Boban ... Babu's wife
- Joju George
- "Baba Kalyani". 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-09-12.