916 is a 2012 Malayalam drama film written and directed by M. Mohanan, starring Mukesh, Anoop Menon, Malavika Menon, Asif Ali and Meera Vasudev. The film is about maintaining the sanctity of familial relationships.
|Directed by||M. Mohanan|
|Produced by||K. V. Vijayakumar Palakkunnu|
|Written by||M. Mohanan|
|Music by||M. Jayachandran|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
Aadhith Aishwarya Sneha Movies
|Distributed by||Central Pictures|
916 focuses mainly on the relationship between a single father, Dr. Harikrishnan (Anoop Menon), and his 12th grade daughter Meera (Malavika Menon). It narrates the events of two closely knit families losing their balance; Harikrishnan's, and Dr. Ramesh's (Mukesh), his wife (Meera Vasudev) and their two children. While Dr. Harikrishnan is an altruist who considers his profession a means to serve society, Dr. Ramesh thinks otherwise. Prasanth (Asif Ali) appears as a romantic interest of Meera, leading her astray into the world of malls, cellphones, and the Internet. The movie comes to a twist when Meera goes missing.
- Mukesh as Dr. Ramesh
- Asif Ali as P.P.Prasanth Kumar
- Anoop Menon as Dr. Harikrishnan
- Malavika Menon as Meera
- Meera Vasudev as Chandrika, Dr. Ramesh's wife
- Parvana as Lekshmi
- Nandhu as Dr. Harikrishnan's aide
- Balachandran Chullikkadu as Narayanan, Lekshmi's aide
- Kottayam Nazeer as Police
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Dr. Harikrishnan's father
- Archana Menon as Sister Susmitha, Nurse
- Devan as Lakshmi's father
- Rony David as Lekshmi's brother
- George Peter as Himself (Cameo in song Pizza)
- M. Jayachandran as Himself (Cameo appearance)
Music is composed by M. Jayachandran.
|Naattumaviloru Maina||4:08||Shreya Ghoshal|
|Kelkkan Kothikunna Paattu||4:25||Sudeep Kumar|
|Chenthamara Theno||3:58||Haricharan, Mridula Warrier|
|Pizza Pizza||4:04||Benny Dayal, Suchitra|
|Kiliye Cherukiliye||4:15||K.S.Chitra, Haricharan|
916 got mixed reviews upon release. Kerala9.com gave the movie 2/5 stars, ending with a verdict "Not up to the mark; no ‘916 purity’…". theaterbalcony.com gave 68% and said that "It is great that 916 tried to bring lots of social awareness, however there should be an equal importance to the entertainment factor too, however the latter was missing from 916 most of the time" 
- P. K. Ajith Kumar (1 November 2012). "Family VALUES". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "Review: 916 is very preachy". rediff.com.