Big B (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Amal Neerad|
|Produced by||Abinas Chaliyam|
|Written by||Amal Neerad
Unni R. (dialogues)
Manoj K Jayan
|Music by||Alphons Joseph
Background Score :
|Edited by||Vivek Harshan|
|Distributed by||Marikar Films|
Big B (stylized short form of Big Brother) is a 2007 Indian Malayalam-language action-thriller film co-written and directed by Amal Neerad, starring Mammootty in the title role. The cinematography was done by Samir Thahir, and the songs were composed by Alphons Joseph and background score was composed by Gopi Sundar. The film is an unofficial remake of Hollywood crime thriller Four Brothers starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund
The film is considered as one of the Cult Classics in Malayalam cinema.[by whom?] The film when released wasn't well noticed. Its theme and style of making was new to the malayali audience at that time, though it became one of the hits in 2007. But when the film's DVD was released, it received numerous appreciation from the audience. Mammooty received great appreciation for his performance as Bilal John Kurishinkal and there were a lot of followers for this character.
The story begins with the cold-blooded murder of Mary John Kurishingal (Nafisa Ali). Her adopted sons arrive for her funeral from various places; Bilal John Kurishingal -a gangster (Mammootty), Eddy John kurishingal-hotel owner(Manoj K Jayan), Murugan John Kurishingal- film stunt master(Bala) and Bijo -a student(Sumit Naval). The four brothers take it upon themselves to unearth the mystery behind their mother's murder. Bilal starts meeting his old friends and contacts in the Kochi underworld to get information on the killers. Little by little, they piece the evidence and find out that the murder was committed by two professional 'hitmen' from Mumbai. The ACP Balaji Shakthivel (Pasupathy) who is an upright cop, put in charge of investigations, tries his level best but cannot fetch any evidence to prove anything related. They soon find out that the murder was one of the many meticulously planned operations, aimed to check the teacher's intrusions into unlawful exporting of children from Kochi. As the Mayor (Ramesh Varma) and his henchman, an underworld don called Saiyuppu Tony (Sherveer Vakil) are involved, the brothers decide to take up arms to avenge their mother. How they accomplish their revenge forms the rest of the story.
- Mammootty as Bilal John Kurishingal
- Nafisa Ali as Mary John Kurishingal
- Manoj K Jayan as Eddy John Kurishingal
- Bala as Murugan John Kurishingal
- Sumit Naval as Bijo John Kurishingal
- Shereveer Vakil as 'Sayippu' Tony, the villain
- Lena as Celina, Eddy's wife
- Mamta Mohandas as Rimi, Murugan's love interest
- Innocent as Tommy Parekkaadan, Rimi's father
- Vijayaraghavan as George, a Circle Inspector of Police
- Manianpilla Raju as Venu, a doctor
- Manasa as Bijo's lover, daughter of Venu
- Pasupathy as Balaji Sakthivel, Assistant Commissioner of Police
- Ramesh Varma as Mayor 
- Vinayakan as Pandi Asi, 'Sayippu' Tony's henchman
- Santhosh Jogi as Felix, Local goon and villain's henchman
It became one of the hit films of 2007.it ran over more than 60 days.
|Soundtrack album by Alphons Joseph|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The songs were composed by Alphons Joseph, with lyrics penned by Ophy Tharakan and Santhosh Varma. The background score was composed by Gopi Sundar. Shreya Ghoshal sang her first song in Malayalam through this film.
- Track listing
|1.||"Hip Hop"||Santhosh Varma||Shirdhin Thomas, Shelton Pinheiro||03:23|
|2.||"Muthumazha"||Ophy Tharakan||Vineeth Sreenivasan, Jyotsna||04:29|
|3.||"O January"||Ophy Tharakan||Sayanora||05:17|
|4.||"Oru Vakkum"||Ophy Tharakan||Alphons Joseph, Mridula Warrier||04:02|
|5.||"Vida Parayukayano"||Santhosh Varma||Shreya Ghoshal||04:44|
- K. Pradeep. "Theatrics in cinema". The Hindu. 21 April 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "Top Ten Hits Of 2007 - Part II". IndiaGlitz. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
- "2007's Top Malayalam hits so far". Rediff. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
second part for the movie big b is under pre production