Director V.M. Vinu's Makante Achan, made by prestigious production house Seven Arts, makers of the recent Rajinikanth starrer Kuselan, has completed its shooting in and around Palakkad and is now in post-production stage. Expected to grace theatres on January 23, 2009, the movie is reported to be a light-hearted comedy with some family sentiments.
Makante Achan revolves around a nuclear family consisting of a Village Officer Viswanathan (Sreenivasan), wife Hema (Suhasini) and their only son Manu (Vineeth Sreenivasan). Viswanathan is a tough, uncompromising, honest and straightforward person, who has too many dreams and aspirations for his only son. Like any other father, he dreams that Manu should reach a secure position by acquiring a good education and the right job. Viswanathan is ready to do anything for Manu, who is unfortunately diametrically opposite to his father.
With unlimited freedom as the only child in the family, Manu leads a very lavish, happy-go-lucky life and is never bothered about his lovable parents' wishes. Viswanathan feels Manu is never serious about his life. Finally, Manu"s attitude leads to a piquant situation in their family, making his father realize that all his dreams were futile. The film deals with the potential crisis of having a single child which is a fashion today.
The main highlight of Makante Achan is that Sreenivasan is acting with his son Vineeth, who is also a playback singer. After a long time, veteran actress Nadiya Moidu makes a comeback to Malayalam with this film, which also has Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar and Salimkumar in major roles. Story, script and dialogues are by Samjad Narayanan. Lyrics are by Anil Panachooraan and music by M. Jayachandran. Manoj Pillai handles the camera.