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Chacko Master (Thilakan) is a mathematics teacher as well as the school headmaster in a fictional small town. He is a very strict teacher and does not go easy with his own son Thomas (Mohanlal). Frustrated with his father's heavy-handedness, Thomas leaves home. After 14 years, Thomas returns to his village, now the owner of a stone quarry and a criminal who has a number of unresolved court cases against him. Father and son are mutually resolved never to reconcile with each other, causing immense distress to Thomas's mother and younger sister.Written by
This movie is filled with action and may be be best known for the signature Mohanlal-mundu attack, but the father-son relationship is the center-stage for the whole movie. Some scenes are very moving. For example, the scene where Thoma's father is to invite Thoma to his sister's wedding, Mohanlal driving the lorry in anguish, the hospital scene, and yes, the climax.
Mohanlal doesn't have a chiseled body or bulging biceps. But his gait, body language, dialogue delivery - all ooze masculinity. Wonderful acting by Mohanlal and Thilakan. This movie seems something at first, but turns out to be something else.
The story (based on a real-life person), background score and acting all fit into place. A definite watch and an all-time Malayalam classic.
This fine movie is director Bhadran's sole saving-grace.
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