Big B (film)

Big B (short form of Big Brother) is a 2007 Indian Malayalam-language action crime film co-written and directed by Amal Neerad, starring Mammootty, Manoj K. Jayan, Bala and Sumit Naval. The cinematography was done by Sameer Thahir, songs were composed by Alphons Joseph and background score by Gopi Sundar. The film is an unofficial remake of the American film Four Brothers (2005).[1]

Big B
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAmal Neerad
Written byAmal Neerad
Unni R. (dialogues)
StarringMammootty
Nafisa Ali
Manoj K Jayan
Bala
Sumit Naval
Shereveer Vakil
Pasupathy
Vijayaraghavan
Music byAlphons Joseph
Background score :
Gopi Sundar
CinematographySameer Thahir
Edited byVivek Harshan
Production
company
Marikar Films
Distributed byMarikar Films
Release date
  • 13 April 2007 (2007-04-13) (Kerala)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Many consider Big B as a landmark movie in Malayalam Cinema for the freshness and style the movie possessed at the time of its release, which apparently gave the movie an iconic stature and cult following.[2][3][4][5][6]. A sequel titled Bilal (2nd part of Big B)was announced by Amal Neerad on 17 November 2017.[7]

PlotEdit

The story begins with the cold-blooded murder of Mary John Kurishingal (Nafisa Ali). Her adopted sons arrive for her funeral from various places; Bilal John Kurishingal – a gangster (Mammootty), Eddy John kurishingal-hotel owner (Manoj K Jayan), Murugan John Kurishingal – film stunt master (Bala) and Bijo – a student (Sumit Naval). The four brothers take it upon themselves to unearth the mystery behind their mother's murder. Bilal starts meeting his old friends and contacts in the Kochi underworld to get information on the killers. Little by little, they piece together the evidence and find out that the murder was committed by two professional 'hitmen' from Mumbai. The ACP Balaji Shakthivel (Pasupathy), who is an upright cop put in charge of investigations, tries his level best but cannot fetch any evidence to prove anything related. They soon find out that the murder was one of the many meticulously planned operations, aimed to check the teacher's intrusions into unlawful exporting of children from Kochi. As the Mayor (Ramesh Varma) and his henchman, an underworld don called Saiyuppu Tony (Sherveer Vakil) are involved, the brothers decide to take up arms to avenge their mother. How they accomplish their revenge forms the rest of the story.

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

The film was released on 13 April 2007.[9] Mammootty received the Best Actor award from Asianet Film Awards for his role in the film.

MusicEdit

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Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The songs were composed by Alphons Joseph, with lyrics penned by Jophy Tharakan and Santhosh Varma. The background score was composed by Gopi Sundar. Shreya Ghoshal sang her first song in Malayalam through this film.[citation needed]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSingersLength
1."Hip Hop"Santhosh VarmaShirdhin Thomas, Shelton Pinheiro03:23
2."Muthumazha"Jophy TharakanVineeth Sreenivasan, Jyotsna04:29
3."O January"Jophy TharakanSayanora05:17
4."Oru Vakkum"Jophy TharakanAlphons Joseph, Mridula Warrier04:02
5."Vida Parayukayano"Santhosh VarmaShreya Ghoshal04:44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mollywood and the right to copy". The New Indian Express.
  2. ^ Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 12:12 (3 December 2017). "Mammootty's 'Big B': Revisiting Malayalam cinema's cult action film". The News Minute.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Mammootty's Bilal: Here's An Exciting Update On The Star Cast Of The Project!". www.filmibeat.com. 13 February 2020.
  4. ^ Yesudas, Richy (13 April 2017). "10 years of Big B:".
  5. ^ "Big-B". Sify.
  6. ^ "10 Years Of Mammootty's Big B: Here Are The Film's Big Contributions To The Industry!". www.filmibeat.com. 13 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Bilal first look: Mammootty and Amal Neerad join hands for sequel of Big B". Hindustan Times.
  8. ^ K. Pradeep. "Theatrics in cinema". The Hindu. 21 April 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  9. ^ "2007's Top Malayalam hits so far". Rediff. Retrieved 25 March 2014.

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