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.[1] The film was released on 30 November 2001. It won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director for M. G. Radhakrishnan.[2]

Directed bySuresh Krishnan
Produced byMenaka
Written bySuresh Poduval
StarringAshwin Thampi
Kalabhavan Mani
Biju Menon
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Music byM. G. Radhakrishnan
CinematographyK. P. Nambyathiri
Edited byN. P. Sathish
Release date
30 November 2001


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.

No. Title Singer(s)
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.[3]


  1. ^ "-". Malayalam Movie Database. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Veteran Malayalam music composer dies". Gulf Times. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  3. ^ Correspondent (26 April 2002). "'Sesham' adjudged best feature film". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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