My Big Father

My Big Father, directed by Mahesh P. Sreenivasan, attempts to narrate the sufferings and anxieties of a diminutive man and his son. Laced with humour, the movie is scripted by Suresh Menon and Satheesh K. Sivan.

Kunjumon (Unda Pakru) who arrives along with his son, Alby (Jayaram), at a tea shop in search of employment is given the job of a cook by the shop owner Thomaskutty (Innocent). Kunjumon’s biriyani preparations soon become a rage of the town and Thomaskutty expands his business.

Alby grows up to join his father in business. But Kunjumon is worried that he cannot find a bride for Alby. Alby meets Ancy (Kaniha) and falls in love with her. However, Ancy’s father (Devan) has reservations about the alliance after meeting Kunjumon.

Beside, some of Kunjumon’s activities come in for suspicion. His relationship with a family in the neighbourhood is misunderstood, even by Alby. Humiliated, Kunjumon attempts suicide but escapes with a serious injury that impairs his memory.

Ancy’s father gives in to his daughter’s wish and Alby and Ancy tie the knot. But things are not smooth for the couple. Once out of the hospital, Kunjumon begins to behave like a little child. Unda Pakru excels in his role as Kunjumon. Innocent’s performance stands out with his witty one-liners. Salim Kumar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Suraj Venjaramoodu and Kochu Preman bring humour to the film.

The song ‘Nirathinkale’ rendered by K.J. Yesudas is soothing. Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma’s lines are tuned by Alex Paul. Vipin Mohan wields the camera.

My Big Father is produced by P.A. Sebastian for Time Ads Entertainments.

G. Jayakumar