My Dear Muthachan

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  • NR
  • 1992
  • 2 hr 27 min
  • 6.3  (137)

My Dear Muthachan, a 1992 Malayalam drama film starring Thilakan, Murali, and Jayaram, is a classic tale of a grandfather's love and the sacrifices he makes for his family. The movie is directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Sreenivasan. The story of My Dear Muthachan revolves around a joint family consisting of three generations. Thilakan plays the role of the grandfather, named Achuthan Nair, who is the head of the family. His son, played by Murali, is a doctor who lives in a different city, but his daughter and her family live with Achuthan Nair in his ancestral home. Jayaram plays the role of a jobless youth and the husband of the granddaughter.

Achuthan Nair is a strict disciplinarian who values tradition and family honor above everything else. He is also known for his loving and caring nature towards his grandchildren. However, his relationship with his son is strained due to a past incident that caused a drift between them. Despite this, Achuthan Nair continues to write letters to his son, expressing his love and longing for him.

Things take a turn when Achuthan Nair falls sick and is diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition. The doctor advises him to undergo surgery, but due to financial constraints, they are unable to afford it. In order to raise the money needed for the surgery, Jayaram's character suggests selling the ancestral home, which causes a rift in the family as it goes against the tradition and values that Achuthan Nair holds dear.

As the family debates what to do, Achuthan Nair's condition worsens, and his only wish is to see his son before he passes away. This leads to a series of emotional and heart-wrenching scenes as they try to locate the estranged son and bring him back to see his father one last time.

The acting in My Dear Muthachan is top-notch, with each actor delivering an outstanding performance. Thilakan, in particular, steals the show with his portrayal of the strict yet loving Achuthan Nair, whose love for his family is unwavering. Murali's performance as the estranged son is also noteworthy, conveying the pain and regret he feels for not being there for his father when he needed him the most.

The film's music, composed by Johnson, is also exceptional, with the popular song "Pattunarnnuvo" becoming an instant hit. The cinematography by Vipin Mohan captures the beauty of Kerala's lush greenery and the essence of the joint family system prevalent in the state.

Overall, My Dear Muthachan is a timeless classic that still resonates with audiences today. It is a heartwarming story of the sacrifices one makes for their loved ones and the importance of family unity. The film's emotional depth and storytelling make it a must-watch for anyone who appreciates good cinema.

My Dear Muthachan is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

My Dear Muthachan
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    6.3  (137)