Baba Kalyani (film)
|Directed by||Shaji Kailas|
|Produced by||Antony Perumbavoor|
|Written by||S. N. Swami|
|Music by||Alex Paul|
|Edited by||Don Max|
Baba Kalyani is a 2006 Indian Malayalam action film directed by Shaji Kailas, starring Mohanlal in the title role, and also featuring 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 up on. With permission from Bose Ninan (Venu Nagavally), the IG of police, Baba Kalyani arrives in Kochi. He is posted in the Law & Order department undercover with Godwin Joseph (Biju Menon) and a couple of ATS officers assisting him. All his men are 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 the residence of Isra Mohammed the same night, where 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 is 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 blown up, signing the storage of inflammable explosives. From the prints, maps and photographs, Baba Kalyani concludes that their next target is Palani, a divine pilgrimage center in South India. He arrives at Palani along with his team, where he 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.
- Mohanlal as Baba Kalyani, IPS
- Indrajith Sukumaran as Babu
- Saikumar as Issa Mohammed Haji
- Murali as Advocate Ashokan
- Biju Menon as Godwin Joseph, IPS
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Kalyaniyamma
- Siddique as Raghupathi, IPS
- Venu Nagavally as Bose Ninan, IPS
- Shammi Thilakan as Thevalli Dineshan
- Mamta Mohandas as Advocate Madhumitha
- Saiju Kurupas Tahir
- Anil Muralias Yusuf
- Bindu Panikkar as Mayor
- Ambika Mohan as Women's Commission Member
- Ponnamma Babu as Women's Commission Member
- Rema Devias Women's Commission Member
- P. Sreekumar
- Bindu Murali as Bose J. Ninan's wife
- Maya Moushmi as Godwin Joseph's wife
- Reshmi Boban as Babu's wife
- Joju George
Shaji Kailas was supposed to direct another film with Mohanlal in the lead role. But due to certain reasons, the film did not start production and he asked S. N. Swami to do a script on urgent basis. The only song was written by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma and was composed by Alex Paul.
|1.||"Dhana Chananana (Bit)"||-|
|2.||"Kai Niraye Venna (M)"||G Venugopal|
|3.||"Kai Niraye Venna (F)"||Manjari|
|4.||"Neelamizhippeelikale"||Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Vidhu Prathap|
The film was released in 61 screens in 48 stations in Kerala. It took a good opening, which grossed ₹1.08 crore (US$160,000) in 3 days at the box office, with a distributors share of ₹54 lakh (US$80,000). Sify placed Baba Kalyani in fifth place in its "Top 5 Films of 2006" in Malayalam, in terms of the box office earnings.