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The Great Father
The Great Father poster.jpg
Directed byHaneef Adeni
Screenplay byHaneef Adeni
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyRoby Varghese Raj
Edited byNoufal Abdullah
Music bySushin Shyam
Production
company
Distributed byAugust Cinema
Release date
  • 30 March 2017 (2017-03-30)
Running time
152 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget6 crore[2]
Box office50 crore[3]

The Great Father is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language crime thriller film[4] directed by Haneef Adeni and jointly produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Arya, Santhosh Sivan, and Shaji Nadesan under the banner of August Cinema. It stars Mammootty and Arya with Sneha, Anikha, Malavika Mohanan, Santhosh Keezhattoor, Balaji Sharma and Kalabhavan Shajon in the supporting roles. The original release date of 25 December 2016 was postponed to 30 March 2017.[5] A dubbed version in Hindi, titled Dashing Jigarwala, was also released.[6]

Plot

Samuel, a cop, investigates the crimes of serial child abuse, where he receives a phone call from a child abuser who calls himself "Joker". Samuel tracks his location, arrives at his place, and is killed by the Joker. The cases are picked up by Andrews Eappan from the Crime Investigation Department (CBCID).

Meanwhile, David Nainan, a well known architect and father of a 10-year-old girl named Sarah, returns home from his office, where he finds Sarah lying unconscious after being brutally assaulted. Shattered, David takes her to the hospital where his wife, Dr. Michelle David, works. After recovering, Sarah reveals that it was Joker who attacked her. An enraged David and Michelle decide to find and kill him to protect other girls. David starts his own investigation, independent of the police, causing Eapen to become suspicious of him.

Eapen discovers that David's daughter was one of the Joker's victims, and aggressively questions her at home while he is away. David warns Eapan for upsetting his daughter. Both of them start receiving calls from the Joker and compete that who will find and get to the Joker first. The Joker attacks Eapan and David, who later manages to overpower and kill him. After this, Eapan asks Nainan about the Joker's identity, Nainan tells him that it was James, who was his office worker. Eapan admits to having wanted to kill Joker too.

Cast

Production

On 19 August 2016, actor Mammootty shared the first-look poster of the film on his Facebook profile.[7] The film was produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Arya, Santosh Sivan, and Shaji Nadesan under the banner of August Cinema. South Indian actress Sneha plays the female lead. Although it was originally thought Sara Arjun would be acting as Sara,[7] the daughter, Anikha was eventually cast in that role. Prithviraj Sukumaran was originally thought to do the role of a police officer but was later replaced by Arya due to physique issues. Later Malavika Mohanan replaced Mamta Mohandas for the role of woman inspector. Eventually Santhosh Keezhattoor opted to play the antagonist, the Joker.

On 4 September 2016, principal photography began in Wagamon, Kochi, with other shooting locations including Thrissur.[7][8] Producer-actor Arya also plays a leading police role in the film.[9][10] The actor himself released a teaser on 10 February.

Music

The songs were composed by Gopi Sunder.

The Great Father[11]
Soundtrack album by
Released16 March 2017
Length8:50
LabelAnon Trends
ProducerGopi Sunder
Gopi Sunder chronology
Take Off
(2017)
The Great Father[11]
(2017)
Georgettan's Pooram
(2017)
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox on YouTube
The Great Father - Songs list[12]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ko Ko Kozhi"BK HarinarayananNakshathra
Prarthana
3:04
2."Kai Veeshi"BK HarinarayananVijay Yesudas5:46
Total length:08:50

Original soundtrack

The original soundtrack of the movie was composed, programmed, and arranged by Sushin Shyam.

The Great Father
Soundtrack album by
Released16 March 2017
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length40:30
ProducerSushin Shyam
Sushin Shyam chronology
Ezra
(2017)
The Great Father
(2017)
Villain
(2017)
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox on YouTube
The Great Father (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No.TitleLength
1."Title Credits"02:19
2."I'm on to you"02:50
3."Sarah packs a gun for school"01:26
4."Great father theme Ft. Bless the mess"02:05
5."King David"02:04
6."A memory, so frightening Ft. kai veeshi song by Gopi sundar"05:20
7."Andrews the badass cop"03:09
8."The findings"02:58
9."Joker Ft. George Peter"02:49
10."The Black Beast in David"02:04
11."Black beast Vs Badass Cop"02:24
12."Exposed"03:00
13."Torn up inside"01:03
14."The Black Beast finds his way to Joker"02:19
15."King David triumphs over evil"01:53
16."Minnum Thaarangal Ft. Uthara Krishnan"02:47

Reception

Critical response

Deepa Soman of The Times of India wrote "The Great Father is worth your money for its daddy-daughter moments and a timely plot rating the film 3 out of 5 stars. If only every wronged woman had a hero for a father… you might wish as the end credits roll…," and praised Mammootty, saying: "Mammootty is suave and the thriller heavily banks on his evergreen good looks."[13] The reviewer from Sify said the film comes heavily packed with enough masala for the masses. Mammootty succeeds in raising the mercury levels with his million-dollar looks and his hardcore fans would be delighted for sure."[14]

The Indian Express' Muhammed Hashique described this family thriller by a debut director as "watchable" fare "but don’t get your expectations high!"[15]

Box office

The film was a commercial success.[16][17] The film grossed $960,748 from UAE box office in two weeks.[18] The Film collected ₹4.31crore on the first day of its release and ₹20.54 crore within 4 days which was an all-time record.[19] The Final gross collection of the movie is about ₹50 crore and had a 100 days run at the theatre.[20]

Release

The film was released in 202 screens in Kerala.[21]

Home video

The film was released on Blu-ray on 7 July 2017.[22]

References

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  15. ^ Hashique, Muhammed (31 March 2017). "The Great Father movie review: Mammootty film is all sound, no fury". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 29 August 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  16. ^ "The industry is undergoing a very difficult process of redefining itself: Director B Unni Krishnan". The Times of India. 30 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 August 2022. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  17. ^ "10 Malayalam movies which made 2017 memorable". The Indian Express. 26 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 August 2022. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
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  19. ^ "The Great Father box office collection: Mammootty's film breaks the records of Pulimurugan! - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Mammootty's 'The Great Father' hits a century". The News Minute. 8 July 2017. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
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