|Written by||Mamas Chandran|
|Edited by||V. T. Sreejith|
Paappi Appacha (Malayalam: പാപ്പീ അപ്പച്ചാ) is a 2010 Malayalam film starring Dileep, Innocent, and Kavya Madhavan. It was written and directed by Mamas, and produced by Anoop. The film released in April 2010 in Kerala on more than 70 screens. The film also marked the debut of director Mamas.
Paappi Appacha is the story of a father and son, Mathai (Innocent) and Paappi (Dileep). They live like friends and they get into all sorts of mischiefs in their village, Ithirikkandam. Annie (Kavya Madhavan) works as a teacher in a local school and Paappi is in love with her, though Annie does not like him. Paappi's mother (KPAC Lalitha) and younger sister Mollykkutty (Manju Raghvan) also like Annie very much and wants her as Paappi's wife. A businessman named Manikkunju (Suresh Krishna) comes to the village, which creates a lot of problems. Meanwhile Annie, with support of Shashankan Muthalali (Ashokan) and fellow school colleague Dasan maash (Rajeev) stands against Paappi in Panchayath election, wins the seat and becomes Panchayath President.
Annie then gets a marriage proposal. Hearing this Paappi goes to Annie's house who see him jumping to catch a glimpse of the proceedings. The groom-to-be tells he expects a positive response from Annie and leaves. Later she gets a call from the man's mother who abuses her as her son was hit black and blue by Paappi. Annie, furious about this, goes to Mathai's house and gives a piece of her mind and Mathayi starts to doubt Paappi. Paappi angry about this, acts rough to Annie during a school function and in a fit of rage accepts that he trashed her marriage proposal. Mathayi slaps Paappi and a crack is formed in their relation. Things get worse when the school run by Mathai's family is burned down and Mathai completely disowns Paappi thinking he is the culprit.
In the second half of the movie we can see Paappi trying to survive on his own along with attempting to give Mathayi a hard time. Finally, Mathai who is cunningly supported by Shashankan Muthalali falls for a trap set by Paappi and is forced to sell Mariya's (KPAC Lalitha) land. But Paappi foils that plan also by setting up an ancient treasure discovered from that plot, ending in the archaeological department taking over the land. The City market once run by Paappi and Mathai together doesn't function the same anymore and Annie who had earlier taken a diary from Paappi regarding the plans he had for the Panchayath if he wins the election, uses a ploy of a Farmers' Co-operative Society buying the market items from farmers and selling it giving the profit to the farmers. She shares this idea with Dasan maash who is also excited about this.
Mathai and Shashankan while walking on the roadside, drunk, are attacked by Manikkunju and another person with a sword. Mathai is injured while Shashankan escapes as the neighbours hear the commotion and comes out. Police try to catch Paappi suspecting his hand but Paappi escapes from their clutches. He also finds out that Annie is kidnapped. We see then Annie captured by Manikkunju and in a struggle she tries to escape and finds Dasan maash and asks for help. Manikkunju arrives and turns out that he is Dasan maash's business partner. Dasan maash reveals that Paappi and Mathai are doing business on his former land which was actually bought by Mathai long time back when Dasan Maash's, original name Sivadasa Menon, father had to sell it to them due to his extravagant lifestyle. Dasan maash tells Annie that he likes her and even though he knows Annie loves Paappi, her body will belong to him and tries to rape her. But Paappi comes to the rescue and saves the day. Meanwhile Mathai also arrives learning the truth that it was Dasan maash who disrupted Annie's marriage proposal and also put fire in school building. He let Dasan maash go because mathai told him to. When the movie was about to be done shashankan asks paappi if he love his appachan or ammachi and he was about to say father but his Appachan says Annie and they end the movie happily.
- Dileep as Nirappel Paappi
- Innocent as Nirappel Mathai
- Kavya Madhavan as Annie
- Asokan as Shashankan Muthalali
- Rajeev Parameshwar as Dasan Maash aka Shivadasa Kaimal
- Suresh Krishna as Manikkunju
- K.P.A.C. Lalitha as Mariya (Paappi's mother)
- Manju Raghavan as Mollykkutty (Paappi's sister)
- Dharmajan as Kuttappi (Paappi's driver)
- Kalabhavan Shajon
- Kochu Preman as Keshavan
- Machan Varghese
- Manikandan Pattambi
- Abu Salim
- Story, screenplay, dialogue, direction - Mamas
- Producer - Anup for Priyanjali films
- Music - Vidyasagar
- Cinematography - Sanjeev Shankar
- Editing - V. T. Sreejith
- Art direction - Gireesh Menon
- Production controller - Roshan Chittoor
- Executive producer - Vyasan Edavanakkad
- Lyrics - Gireesh Puthenchery, Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma
- Action - 'Stun' Shiva
- Choreography - Brinda, Prasanna
- Associate director - Biju Arookkutty
- Costumes - Anil Chemboor
- Makeup - Saleem Kadakkal
- Distribution - Manjunatha
- Designs - Jissen Paul
- Stills - Rajesh
The film was mainly shot at various locations in Thodupuzha.
The film released on 14 April 2010 (the day of Vishu, the Kerala New Year festival) and grossed 4 crores in two weeks. The film ran for more than 100 days and was a superhit in box office.