Baba Kalyani (film)

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This article is about a 2006 Indian film. For the Indian businessman, see Baba Kalyani.
Baba Kalyani
Baba Kalyani.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Produced by Antony Perumbavoor
Written by S. N. Swami
Starring Mohanlal
Mamta Mohandas
Jagathy Sreekumar
Biju Menon
Saikumar
Indrajith
Music by Alex Paul
Cinematography Shaji
Edited by Don Max
Production
company
Release date
  • 15 December 2006 (2006-12-15)
Country India
Language Malayalam

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.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack for this movie was composed by Alex Paul while the lyrics were written by Sharath Vayalar.

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Dhana Chananana (Bit)" -  
2. "Kai Niraye Venna (M)" G Venugopal  
3. "Kai Niraye Venna (F)" Manjari  
4. "Neelamizhippeelikale" Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Vidhu Prathap  

Box office[edit]

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).[2] Sify placed Baba Kalyani in fifth place in its "Top 5 Films of 2006" in Malayalam, in terms of the box office earnings.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baba Kalyani". 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  2. ^ Moviebuzz (19 December 2006). "Kerala box-office!". Sify. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Moviebuzz (1 January 2007). "2006-A Flashback!". Sify. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 

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