Director: Shaji Kailas
Producer: Antony Perumbavoor
Cast: Mohanlal, Biju Menon, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mamta Mohandas, Venu Nagavalli, Murali, Sai Kumar, Indrajith, Shammi Thilakan, P. Sreekumar, Freddy, Narayanankutty, Bindu Panicker, Maya Moushmi, Siddique, T.P.Madhavan, Reshmi Nambiar, Manuraj, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Anil Murali, Anoopchandran, Saiju Kurup
Music: Alex Paul
Lyrics: Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma
The scriptwriter who has always delivered great stuffs on investigative story lines and well known for his CBI sequels, S.N.Swamy, is uniting with Shaji Kailas – the master action film maker in Baba Kalyani. This film in which Mohanlal plays the title character, is produced by Antony Perumbavoor in the banner of Aashirwad cinema.
The film is the thirtieth directorial venture of Shaji Kailas while S.N.Swamy is working with Mohanlal after a gap of seventeen years. Baba Kalyani which is shot in and around Cochin place Mohanlal in a full time police character after a long break.
The title of the character itself proves a material for curiousness. But our protagonist added the name of his mother Kalyani with his name, as he is very fond of his mother who has been his everything. And you know who will make the screen mother of Lal. It’s none other than Kaviyoor Ponnamma, the best loved mother and son on Malluwood screen till date. They are for the n’teenth time together in similar roles.
Baba Kalyani is a soft-spoken IPS officer who was attached to the anti-terrorism wing. He is different from the run of the mill police officers, you see on screen as his investigative approach is different. He is said to smell lawlessness. His extreme intelligence and his subtle methods, also resist him from being arrogant and provocative.
Because of reports from the Intelligence Bureau that terrorists are planning a series of bomb blasts in Kerala, Baba Kalyani is posted to law and order to investigate the situation.
Assisting him are Circle Inspector Thomas Chandy and Sub-Inspector Ramanan. And he is reporting to I.G.Bose V.Ninan who is a fatherly figure to Baaba. As his eyes prey for the terrorist activities, he finds a group whose mysterious activities forces him to follow them. And he is in the right direction as new revelations arise one after another, which leads them to the door of some one very high in the echelons of power. Their investigation meets with numerous hurdles as the power elites try to clear off Baba.
In course of his work, he makes some very powerful enemies. One of them, before his death, gets Baba Kalyani transferred to Kochi, which also happens to be the gangster’s stronghold. The idea is to bring Baba Kalyani to Kochi and kill him.
Do the terrorists succeed in their scheme? How does Baba Kalyani thwart them? The film is a thrilling answer to these questions.
Mohanlal does the role of Baba Kalyani in the film, with Biju Menon and Jagathy Sreekumar doing the roles of Thomas Chandy and Ramanan respectively. Venu Nagavally appear after a long time, as I.G. Bose.
Mamta, the lead lady of the film, plays the role of Advocate Bharathi, a one time classmate of Baba Kalyani, who went on to study Law while Baba himself joined the police force. Shaji wields the camera while Don Max does the editing. While Baba Kalyani is an investigative story, it also promises to be a wholesome family entertainer. The music department of the film is handled by Vayalar Sharath and Alex Paul. The film, distributed by Central pictures, will be the Xmas offering of Mohanlal.