Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath

Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath is a 2013 Malayalam action-comedy film, written by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas, directed by Thomson K. Thomas and produced by Anto Joseph. The film features Mammootty and Dileep in the title roles and Narain, Karthika Nair, Rima Kallingal and Baburaj in supporting roles. Tamil film actor Dhanush has a cameo role as himself.

Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath
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Film poster
Directed byThomson K. Thomas
Produced byAnto Joseph
Written byUdayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas
Karthika Nair
Rima Kallingal
Music byM. Jayachandran
CinematographyAnil Nair
Edited byMahesh Narayanan
Anto Joseph Film Company
Distributed byAnn Mega Media Release
Release date
  • 25 January 2013 (2013-01-25)
Running time
160 minutes
Budget7.5 - 8 crore[1][2]
Box office10.34 crore


Kammath and Kammath is a film about two brothers, Raja Raja Kammath (Mammootty) and Deva Raja Kammath (Dileep), and a business endeavor that changed their lives forever. The Kammath brothers initially started making and selling dosa (savory South Indian crêpes) at a small stand to support their poor family. Eventually, their dosa received critical acclaim, and their stand grew into a restaurant, which grew into dozens of restaurants across South India.

Sulaiman sahib (Rizabawa) is their rival,blocks the entry of elder Kammath. He runs a non-vegetarian hotel that is opposite a now defunct Brahmin vegetarian hotel. He has a target of acquiring this hotel's land.

The Kammath brothers plan to inaugurate their new hotel in the building and land of the defunct hotel. On opening day, municipal secretary Mahlakshmi (Rima Kallingal) and ward counselor Sebastian Kuzhivelil (Suraj Venjaramoodu) are brought by Sulaiman Sahib to stop it from opening. They fail because the hotel's name is now Kammath & Kammath and it has obtained a new license and ownership.

Sulaiman Sahib, with the help of a thief (Pathrose) arrests the elder Kammath,by throwing stones and breaking window glass of Municipal Secretary's house. Raja Raja Kammath, who meets his brother Deva Raja Kammath who has already been arrested for selling liquor illegally in their new hotel.

The Kammath Brothers threaten Pathrose in the police station and the truth is revealed that he has thrown stones at Mahalakshmi's house that neighbours the Kammaths' house at the request of Sulaiman Sahib and Sebastian Kuzhivelil. The hotel security cameras reveal that people sent by Sulaiman Sahib brought the liquor to the hotel to implicate the Younger Kammath.

Later, both Mahalakshmi and Sulaiman Sahib are convinced by the elder Kammath that they are not problem makers and both become friends with them.

The Kammaths open their new hotel in Coimbatore with superstar Dhanush as inagurator. One night, Sunnichan, attacks Mahalakshmi, asking about his sister, while she was coming back to Palakkad from Coimbatore. The elder Kammath saves her from Sunnichan by sending his driver+fighter Gopi to deal with him.

On this journey Kammath and Mahalakshmi go to a restaurant. There Kammath meets his old wife with her new husband.

While continuing the journey a flashback reveals that she was his wife, but she had a different nature than the Kammath family had expected. One day when Kammath's father suffers from chest pain, his mother asks her to drive him to hospital. She refuses as she had to deal with Mehnthi. The father dies in hospital. So they divorce. Hearing this story Mahalakshmi empathizes with him.

The next day Kammath is invited by Mahalakshmi to talk about a problem. She introduces her sister Surekha to Kammath and says Surekha is scared that somebody is following her. The next day Kammath fights with an helmeted person who comes near her. When the helmet is removed Kammath sees his brother Deva. He becomes sad as he realises that he has beaten up his own brother. When they all leave another person with a helmet who was following her arrives.

Raja Raja Kammath proceeds with the idea of his brother marrying Suekha. Mahalakshmi tells them that Surekha is actually her deceased brother's wife and a Christian instead of a Hindu.

Surekha's history is revealed by Mahalakshmi. Her brother Suresh had married her years ago despite opposition from her family. On the first night of marriage Suresh is killed by Vikram her family's henchman. He is Surekha's real stalker. The story reveals that Sunnichan is her brother.

Even after knowing this story Deva Raja Kammath wishes to marry her. Later at her home, the Kammaths realise to their shock that Surekha cannot speak. Deva still wants to marry her.

On the night before the wedding, Deva is accosted by Vikram and Surekha's brothers. He escapes to a godown where the elder Kammath awaits. A fight ensues.

The next day the villains are handed over to the police at Surekha's home and Deva marries Surekha. To everyone's surprise Mahalakshmi is married by the groom found by her deceased brother Suresh.



Mammootty was chosen to play a prominent character. The character of his brother in the film was originally chosen as Jayaram but schedule conflicts led Dileep to replace him.[3] Kunchacko Boban had been approached for the role of Income tax officer, but he opted out, again due to schedule conflicts.[4] Dhanush was chosen to play a star who comes to Kerala to inaugurate the hotel.[5]

Scenes from the film were shot in Kochi.[6]


The film was shown in additional theatres where Vishwaroopam had been banned from being released.[7]

Critical receptionEdit

Paresh C Palicha of rated the film 2/5 describing it as an "atrocity on the viewer."[8] gave 6.25/10 for the movie and stated "These Kammath brothers are strictly for those who relish masala entertainers" but it gave a positive review of the songs.[9] gave the overall summary of the film as "tedious" and their review says that "only Baburaj manages to make the viewers laugh" and that "There is no credible storyline that is worth mentioning and the script lacks any imagination or depth."[10]

The Times of India gave a rating of 3/5 for the movie, stating "Mammootty and Dileep, gifted actors they are, put together their best to salvage what can be called as a sloppy narrative strewn with drab characters."[11]

Dalton L of Deccan Chronicle says "Rather than preparing an action-romcom out of leftovers, the director ought to have demanded an original recipe and organic vegetables. It’s very sad to see the great Mammootty unendingly swimming in stale soup."[12]

Box officeEdit

The film had a good collection in the first week, it dropped later. Made on a budget of 7.5 - 8 crore.[13][1] It collected 10.34 crore (US$1.4 million) worldwide.[14][15][16][2][17] The film got satellite right of 4.5 crore (US$630,000).[2]


Song Length Singer(s) Picturization
Dosa Nalloru Dosa Shankar Mahadevan, M. Jayachandran, Nikhil Raj
Ninte Pinnale Anwar Saadath
Coimbatore Naatile Haricharan, Madhu Balakrishnan, Vijay Yesudas
Kattadi Kattadi Rajesh Krishnan, Sangeetha Sreekanth


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  2. ^ a b c "'Kammath and Kammath' continues in it's [sic] fifth week". Network 18. 25 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Mammootty And Dileep in Kammath And Kammath – Exclusive Stills | Dhanush in Malayalam – Tamil Movies". Zimbio. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ Sanjith Sidhardhan. "Kunchacko opts out of Kammath and Kammath". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Dhanush shoots with Mammootty and Dileep in Kochi". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Dhanush shoots with Mammootty and Dileep in Kochi". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  7. ^ "'Vishwaroopam' ban can spell Rs. 30 crore loss: Experts". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Review: Proprietors: Kamath and Kamath is atrocious"
  9. ^ "Kammath and Kammath Malayalam Movie Review". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Movie Review:Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath". Sify. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  11. ^ Aswin J Kumar, (26 January 2013). "Kammath and Kammath review". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 March 2013.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  12. ^ "Review: Proprietors: Kamath and Kamath is atrocious – Movies". 28 January 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  13. ^ "'Kammath and Kammath' continues in it's fifth week". International Business Times. 25 February 2013.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Comedies reaped gold for southern cinema (2013 In Retrospect)". Business Standard. 17 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Three's company". The Hindu. 27 December 2013.
  16. ^ "The Top Malayalam Commercial Hits of 2013". 17 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Mohanlal's 'Peruchazhi' and Mammootty's 'Rajadhi Raja' to Lock Horns this Onam [Videos]". International Business Times. 5 August 2014.

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