The Great Father is the family thriller which stars Mammootty in the lead role. The movie, which is directed by newcomer Haneef Adeni stars Sneha in the female lead. Tamil actor Arya plays a pivotal role. The Great Father is produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan, and Arya, for August Cinema.
The Great Father Story
David Ninan is a builder by profession. He is happily married to
Michelle, and the couple has a daughter, named Sara. David and
Michelle's peaceful life turns upside down after an unfortunate
incident, which severely affects their daughter.
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Then enters Andrews Eapen, the Superintendent of Police of the
city, who eventually develops a connection with David Ninan. What
happens next in the lives of David and his daughter Sara thickens
Cast & Crew
Mammootty as David Ninan
Mammootty is just fantastic as David Ninan, the doting father.
The Great Father has totally made use of both the acting
chops and star status of the actor to the fullest. Mammootty once
again proves why he is called the 'megastar' of Mollywood, despite
the drastic ups and downs in his career.
Script & Direction: Haneef Adeni
Haneef Adeni makes a grand debut with this exceptional family
thriller, and ensures that he is here to stay. Kudos to the
director for handling a highly relevant social issue in a matured,
The exceptional dialogues, especially in the second half deserve
a huge applause. Even though the slow pace and little loopholes in
the narrative might disappoint certain audience groups, Haneef has
made his debut venture totally fascinating.
Arya as Andrews Eapen
Arya, who plays Andrews Eapen, shines in his well-written role.
The actor makes his presence felt throughout the movie, especially
in the face-off scenes with Mammootty. Harishanth Sharan, who has
dubbed for Arya in the movie, surely deserves a special
Sneha as Michelle
Sneha, who plays David's loving wife Michelle, is wasted in her
insignificant role. The actress has really less scope to perform in
the movie, which might totally disappoint her fans.
Baby Anikha as Sara David
Baby Anikha, the Kerala State Award winner who plays Sara David,
is the biggest asset of the movie. The young actress has portrayed
the two different phases of her character with unbelievable
brilliance. Anikha surely has a bright future ahead in Malayalam
The Supporting Cast
Mia George, who plays Dr. Susan excels in her role despite
having comparatively less screen space. Malavika Mohanan has
nothing much to do in her minimal role. The rest of the star cast,
including Kalabhavan Shajohn, Santhosh Keezhattoor, IM Vijayan,
etc., are perfect in their respective roles.
Cinematography: Roby Varghese Raj
Roby Varghese Raj's cinematography is simply outstanding. The
brilliant colour tones used create an amazing impact in both the
lighter and darker aspects of the movie.
Music: Gopi Sundar & Sushin Shyam
The songs composed by the National award winner Gopi Sundar are
It is Sushin Shyam who scores with his extraordinary background
score. The musician has tried a totally different treatment with
the BGM, which makes it an even more intriguing.
Editing: Noufal Abdullah
Noufal Abdullah's cuts and edits are fine. But the slow pace
(especially in the first half) might not go well with the common
audiences, who are familiar with the faster narrative
Costumes: Stephy Xavior
Stephy Xavior, the Kerala State Award-winner again does a
wonderful job with her outstanding costumes in the movie. Each and
every actor appears at their best onscreen looks in the movie and
Kudos to the designer for that.
Other Technical Aspects
The action sequences are well-choreographed and create an impact
on the silver screen. The audiography team, including sound
designer Renganath Ravee and sound mixer Ajith Abraham George, and
sound effects editor Shijin Melvin Hutton have done their parts to
If you are expecting a totally Mammootty show, The Great
Father will leave you disappointed. The Great Father equally
caters the family audiences as well as the youth, by handling a
highly relevant social issue in the most sensible way. The
different treatment might not go well with common audiences, but it
is the factor which makes the movie unique and more
A totally appealing family thriller for the season. Don't miss this one if you truly admires Mammootty, as both an actor and a star.