Mammootty has been missing from the silver screen quite some time So naturally there would be lot of expectations from him from his fans given his iconic stat

The Great Father Movie Review

The Great Father Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
Review for the film " The Great Father"
Runtime: 2 Hours 31 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 30-03-2017
Genre: Drama
3.25 / 5.0



Mammootty has been missing from the silver screen quite some time. So naturally there would be lot of expectations from him from his fans, given his iconic status. He is known to give varied performances with ease in his movies. His subtle delivery is one of his assets. This movie is also the comeback film of the beautiful and talented actress Sneha. And not to miss Arya who is seen in Mollywood again. The teaser of the film had already created great expectations among the audiences. Now lets see how the movie has turned out to be.


Mamootty, a doting father, is the best friend of his daughter, Baby Anikha. Anikha has great adulation towards her father. They both share a beautiful bond with each other. Sneha is the beautiful mother of Baby Anikha. But what is it that shatters the beautiful family? What does Mammootty do to bring back the smile in his daughter’s face? Watch the movie to know.

Star Performances

Mamootty gives a splendid performance as David Ninan. As the doting father he leaves a lasting impresson; he doesn’t disappoint the fans. Arya, who was last seen in Mollywood through Urumi, is incredible in his role of CID Andrews. He excels in the stunt scenes. He has a well-etched role and he does his part with conviction. The dubbing for Arya is also par excellence. Sneha, as talented as she is, could have given an even meatier role. Baby Anikha essays the role of Sara David and this State Award Winner proves her talent yet again. Mia George, though appears for a short time in the movie, gives a commendable performance.


The relationship between a father and daughter is the most talked about and also the most beautiful one. In this film, a doting father shows to the world what he can do to bring about justice to his loving daughter. This is the debut film of director Haneef Adeni and he makes it in a big way. The social issue is executed by the director in a matured manner. What is the focus of the film? It talks about a relevant and much-talked about concern in our society. The director leaves a mark through tihs film.

What’s there?

• The first half of the movie gives full chance to Mammootty to showcase his acting talents.

• The movie endeavors to take up a social issue.

• The movie is laced with action packed scenes.

• Some of the dialogues in the movie deserve special mention.

• Roby Varghese Raj’s cinematography is par excellence.

• Sushin Shyam’s BGM is one of the assets of the movie.

• Stephy Xavior’s costume designing is done in such a way that all the actors look good.

What’s not there?

• Some of the scenes of The Great Father are in predictable lines.

• More care could have been given to the narrative.

• The music could have been better.


The moments between the father and daughter are the forte of the movie.