THE GREAT FATHER MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Release Date : Mar 30,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 hours 30 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

THE GREAT FATHER CAST & CREW
Production: Arya, Prithiviraj, Santhosh Sivan Cast: Mammootty, Sneha Direction: Haneef Adeni Screenplay: Haneef Adeni Story: Haneef Adeni Music: Gopi Sundar Background score: Gopi Sundar

Written and directed by debutant Haneef Adeni, The Great Father has many big names in the Indian film industry in it as the cast, the crew, and the production team. The film is produced by August Cinemas, which is a joint venture of actors Prithviraj, Arya, Cinematographer/Director Santhosh Sivan and Shaji Nadesan. The lead star cast includes Megastar Mammootty, Tamil actors Arya, Sneha and Baby Anikha.

 

The plot of the movie has David Ninan's (Mammootty) daughter Sara David (Anikha) at the epicenter. The colorful life of David, his wife Michelle (Sneha) and their daughter Sara is robbed of its colors after an unexpected turn of events. The entry of Andrew Eapen (Arya), the Superintendent of Police into their life brings a whole new equation to this family thriller.

 

The rising number of paedophiles in the society is of great concern to the whole world and 'The Great Father' boldly sheds light into the under-represented actual number of victims who maintain silence fearing the stigma and taboo associated with it. The movie sends a strong message that paedophiles are psychopaths without a face and deserve to be removed from the society like a malignant tumor.

 

Mammootty does a restrained, controlled and powerful job. Emotional and mass scenes are handled with ease by the legendary actor who once again succeeds to leave the audience misty-eyed as well as give them goosebumps. Sneha elegantly performs her part as his wife, while Anikha delivers a strong and deep performance. Arya gives an impactful performance as Andrews Eapen and matches up to the dashing looks of Mammootty. Mia George, Kalabhavan Shajohn and Malavika Mohanan appear as other important roles.

 

The cinematography by Roby Varghese Raj is highly stylish and also brings out brilliant combinations of color tones. The frames give the movie a mystic nature. The music by Gopi Sunder is just okay but Sushin Shyam's background score has freshness in it. Another factor that makes every actor stand out in the movie is the costumes designed by Stephy Xavior.

 

Haneef Adeni has selected the perfect combination of emotion, mass and social relevance for his debut venture. The screenplay and direction have an innate slow yet classy feel to it. The film has all the elements to satisfy the big masses, but may fall short for a small group of audience who look for a little more conviction. A little more matured and refined screenplay would have helped the audience feel the intensity and taut of humanity, running out every second as the story unveils itself.

Verdict: Strong plot makes The Great Father watchable, but screenplay could have been dealt better

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The Great Father (aka) The Great Fatherr

The Great Father (aka) The Great Fatherr is a Malayalam movie with production by Arya, Prithiviraj, Santhosh Sivan, direction by Haneef Adeni. The cast of The Great Father (aka) The Great Fatherr includes Mammootty, Sneha.