Uncle Bun

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Uncle Bun
Uncle Bun.jpg
Directed by Bhadran
Produced by Ajitha Hari Pothan
Screenplay by Bhadran
P. Balachandran (Dialogues)
Story by Bhadran
Starring Mohanlal
Nedumudi Venu
Music by Background score:
Cinematography K. P. Nambiathiri
Jayanan Vincent
A. Vincent
Edited by M. S. Mani
Supriya International
Release date
  • 15 August 1991 (1991-08-15)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Uncle Bun is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by Bhadran and starring Mohanlal in the title role. It was based on the 1989 American film Uncle Buck. Special costumes for Mohanlal were designed by art director Sabu Cyril.


Jameskutty Chacko (Nedumudi Venu) is an ex-NRI settled in a hilly town along with his wife, Sarah and 3 children. James and Sarah are forced to rush back to USA to look after his brother in law who is critically injured in an accident. James entrusts his brother Charlie Chacko (Mohanlal) with the children. Charlie Chacko is obese and leads an irresponsible life spending his time drinking. Sarah considers Charlie responsible for the death of her sister Rosie (Charmila).

Charlie moves into the family home to take care of the children, Asha, Vinu and Mariah. Charlie wins over the younger children, but 16 year old Asha treats Charlie with contempt. Staying with the family brings back Charlie's memory of the past where he was in love with Rosie. Asha clashes with Charlie when he forbids her to meet her boyfriend, Roy. Charlie realizes that Roy is a serial womanizer. She also gets trouble in school for copying during examination which Charlie manages to settle.

Charlie meets Geetha (Kushboo), a dancer in a club who gets attracted to affable Charlie. Asha physically abuses the house keeper Gloria (Philomina) who leaves the house. She succeeds in creating wrong impression on Geetha about Charlie. Geetha splits up with Charlie. Roy arranges a private meet up with Asha at an isolated flat. Charlie beats up Roy and bring Asha back home. A violent Asha attacks Charlie and accuses Charlie of destroying Rosie's life. It is revealed that Rosie committed suicide when she was cheated by another man. Asha runs away from home and reaches Roy's house. However, Roy and his friends try to gang rape Asha. Charlie again saves Asha after a gruesome fight. Asha tries to commit suicide, but Charlie prevents her and tells her all about Rosie.


Box office[edit]

The film created high expectations from audience because of Mohanlal's different appearance. The film was released along with Mammootty' s Anaswaram, while Mohanlal had another release Kilukkam directed by Priyadarshan. While Kilukkam became a blockbuster and highest grosser of Malayalam film industry. Uncle Bun couldn't perform as expected even though its technical aspect was appreciated; but it was a box office hit..[1]


The songs were composed by maestro Raveendran and lyrics were penned by Pazhavila Rameshan.

Track Song Artist(s)
1 Ambilikkalayoru Dr. K. J. Yesudas
2 Don't Drive Me Mad Dr. K. J. Yesudas, Malgudi Subha
3 Idayaraaga Dr. K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra
4 Kurukuthikannulla Dr. K. J. Yesudas


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