Baba Kalyani (film)

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Baba Kalyani
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Written by S. N. Swami
Produced by Antony Perumbavoor
Starring Mohanlal
Indrajith Sukumaran
Biju Menon
Mamta Mohandas
Sai Kumar
Jagathy Sreekumar
Cinematography Shaji Kumar
Edited by Don Max
Music by Alex Paul
Distributed byCentral Pictures
Release date
  • 15 December 2006 (2006-12-15)

Baba Kalyani is a 2006 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Shaji Kailas, written by S. N. Swami, and produced by Antony Perumbavoor through Aashirvad Cinemas. It stars Mohanlal in the title role, and also features an ensemble cast featuring Indrajith Sukumaran, Biju Menon, Mamta Mohandas, Sai Kumar, and Jagathy Sreekumar in important roles. The film's music was composed by Alex Paul. [1]


Baba Kalyani was released on 15 December 2006, where it became one of the top ten highest-grossing Malayalam films of the year. [2]


Following a tip from a small-time lodge owner, the ATS conducts a search at the rooms where a group of suspicious youths stayed. Baba Kalyani IPS, the head of ATS M3-division finds certain clues, which he wants to follow. With the permission from IG Bose Ninan, Baba Kalyani arrives in Kochi, and is posted in the Law and order department with Thomas and a couple of ATS officers assisting him. All his men are newly inducted IPS officers. At Kochi, Kalyani clashes with Adv. Ashokan and his daughter Madhumitha, who was his ex-girlfriend. A bundle of counterfeit currency is found at a local bank, which was transferred from the account of a charity organization run by Sait Issa Mohammed Haji, a respected businessman.

Baba Kalyani reaches the residence of Issa Mohammed on the same night, where Issa denies any knowledge about any hawala dealings in the state. The cash was transferred from the account by Issa Mohammed's son-in-law Babu, who is a college lecturer and a leader of a terror organization in the state. He is with a bunch of young men who had secretly undergone Jihad training in Pakistan and is planning a massive explosion. Unaware of this, Issa supports him thinking Babu is a normal college lecturer busy with his own life. One morning, Issa arrives at Baba Kalyani's residence, informing about a group of suspicious young men recently seen at the nearby mosque. He also adds that the Muslyar of the mosque has some doubts regarding their activities.

Along with Thomas and their group, Baba Kalyani conducts a raid at the house and gathers vital information. The house gets blown up, signing the storage of inflammable explosives. From the prints, maps and photographs, Baba Kalyani concludes that their next target is Palani, a divine pilgrimage center in South India. He arrives at Palani along with his team, where he meets up Tamil Nadu IG Raghupathi. With the support of local cops, Baba seizes the trucks in which the explosives were stored, where he sends Issa Mohammed as a negotiator to Babu who was hiding along with the jihadis. Unwilling to give up the plan, Babu decides to shoot down Issa. The ATS team conducts a commando operation and shoots down the jihadis, including Babu, thus aborting their plan. Baba patches up with Madhumitha, where they happily get married.



Shaji Kailas was supposed to direct another film with Mohanlal in the lead role. But due to several reasons, the film did not start production and he asked S. N. Swami to do a script on urgent basis. The only song was written by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma and was composed by Alex Paul.


Baba Kalyan
Soundtrack album by
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label M.C. Audios & Videos

The soundtrack for this movie was composed by Alex Paul while the lyrics were written by Sharath Vayalar.

Track list
1."Dhana Chananana (Bit)"  
2."Kai Niraye Vennatharam (M)" G Venugopal 4:45
3."Kai Niraye Vennatharam (F)" Manjari 4:25
4."Neelamizhi Peelikale" Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Vidhu Prathap 4:40
Total length:13:50

Box office

The film was released in 61 screens in 48 stations in Kerala. It took a good opening and grossed 1.08 crore (US$140,000) in three days, with a distributors share of 54 lakh (US$68,000). [3] Baba Kalyani became one of the top ten highest-grossing Malayalam films of the year, in terms of the box office earnings and the cost of production. [4] [2]

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