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Directed by Suresh Krishnan
Written bySuresh Poduval
Produced by Menaka
Starring Kalabhavan Mani
Biju Menon
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
CinematographyK. P. Nambyathiri
Edited byN. P. Sathish
Music by M. G. Radhakrishnan
Release date
2 November 2001
Language Malayalam

Achaneyanenikkishtam (transl.Father is my favourite) is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language family drama film directed by Suresh Krishnan, written by Suresh Poduval and produced by Menaka. It features Ashwin Thampi, Kalabhavan Mani, Biju Menon, and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy in the lead roles, and Mohanlal appears in a guest role. The film was released on 30 November 2001. It won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director for M. G. Radhakrishnan. [1]



The story is about a poor lorry driver named Bhaskaran (Kalabhavani Mani), who tries to give his son Kunjunni (Ashwin Thampi), a good education by sending him to a very expensive school. The rest of the story revolves around the events Kunjunni goes through in his life.



The film's soundtrack contains 9 songs, all composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan, with lyrics by S. Ramesan Nair. 'Shalabham Vazhimaaruma' is in the Darbari Kanada raga. [3]

1"Aa Thathaa" M. G. Sreekumar, Ranjini Jose
2"Kaatte Kaatte"M. G. Sreekumar
3"Kaatte Kaatte" Radhika Thilak
4"Kalivattam" Kalabhavan Mani
5"Shalabham Vazhimaarumaa"M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chitra


The film won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director for M. G. Radhakrishnan. [4]

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