Looks like it is a festival day for Keralites with the grand release of megastar Mammootty's most anticipated flick The Great Father (TGF) across Kerala on Thursday, March 30. The family action thriller has already raised the expectations of the audience with its teasers, which created quite a fan frenzy.
A record number of special fan-shows began at various screens all over the state since 8 am in an attempt to break all the existing opening day records at the Kerala box office. Cine-goers have been posting photos showing crowded theatres at different centres since Thursday morning on social media.
More about The Great Father
The Great Father, directed and written by debutant Haneef Adeni, stars Mammootty in the lead role as David Ninan opposite Sneha (Michelle David). The couple has a daughter Sara David (played by baby Anikha). The movie also has Tamil star Arya as police officer Andrews Eapen and Miya George as Merin. The makers have already given a glimpse of the characters played by Mammootty, Arya and Anikha, and the teaser videos have gone viral on social media.
The songs of The Great Father have been composed by Gopi Sunder, while Sushin Shyam has handled the background score. The big budget entertainer has been co-produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Arya, Shaji Nadesan and Santhosh Sivan under the banner of August Cinema.
The Great Father has been garnering tremendous response from the cine-goers, who call it as a comeback movie of Mammootty, who appears in a very stylish avatar in the directorial venture of Haneef Adeni.
David Ninan is a builder, who takes law into his hands to save his daughter Sara from a child predator.
Hearing amazing reviews for #TheGreatFather !! ☺☺ ! Such an apt title !! Take a bow team #TGF
- The premiere shows started at 8 am.
- The 32-second teaser video of Dulquer Salmaan's upcoming movie Comrade in America has been screened along with TGF.
- While the fans of Mammootty are all praise for the first half of The Great Father, some viewers comment that it is just an average film till the interval.
- "Brilliant second half," a social media user tweets.
- "I watched 'The Great father', Superb Movie... [sic]," wrote director Salam Bappu on his Facebook page.
#TheGreatFather It will satisfy both family and youth ✌ my rating 4/5
Malayalam box office
#TheGreatFather very gud 1st half with some brilliant performances Slowpaced but classy.2nd half will be the key with some real mass scenes. A brilliant second half, what a stylish movie. #mammukka is very stylish. Action sequences! Suspense works out very well. #TheGreatFather isn't just a movie for the fans By taking a socially relevant issue as the core theme it becomes a great film in the end. The movie is gud must watch. A social issue, and made stylishly
Not upto the mark. It might be because we do have a great expectation about the film. Maybe that might be the reason... Mamooty look is nice..One time watch. That's it.
Good 1st half n above average second half!
Felt dragging in parts.. though it's good!
totally an abv avg flick #TheGreatFather
Mammookka was superb as the Great Father
TGF Mass and engaging second half is the pillar of the movie . @mammukka odukkatha glamour and stylish 3/5
#TheGreatFather- Smart action filmmaking is so hard to come by these days, this Mammootty film delivers refreshing variety. The cinematography is fantastic, the musical score is hip and awesome, and the acting is top notch. Smart action filmmaking is so hard to come by these days, this Mammootty film delivers refreshing variety. Mammootty is the star of the show, and this is the best I have seen him in quite awhile.
Went with high expectations and did not satisfy the hype that was created. drawbacks are lack of good story and mammootty is the only saving grace. might like if you go with less expectations. not happy with the movie...
movie lags in first half with lot f emotions, bt recovers it in 2nd half with a gud thriller touch..Mammootys luks and costumes & style is amazing..
only thing is Mammoottys swag which will cater the fan base only. Has a good message but movie lags as hell. Watch it if ur a diehard Mammootty fan..
#TheGreatFather is great.. mass/imotional 1st hlf.. mass/class/moral/thrilling/stylish 2nd hlf.. family thriller.. sure B/B.. 3.5/5
Family thriller movie ..debute director movie aanennu parayilla ..Blockbuster
Jino Simon Kakkasserie
thrilling...with riveting perfomances...this is mammootty at his bestt
It is a hard core Mammootty fans movie. Do not go with any kind of expectations, it is a below average movie for movie like Gangster for family audience.
GOOD movie family entertainer and mass movie
#thegreatfather #TGF gud movie... Mammukka was outstanding with his perdlfomence....arya was good...
Melvin Abraham Mathew
#TheGreatFather very gud 1st half with some brilliant performances Slowpaced but classy.2nd half will be the key with some real mass scenes. A brilliant second half, what a stylish movie. #mammukka is very stylish. Action sequences! Suspense works out very well. #TheGreatFather isn't just a movie for the fans By taking a socially relevant issue as the core theme it becomes a great film in the end
Worth your money.....!!!!
The great comeback.....!
Decent watch...2nd half is very engaging.an average movie.Lookz and acting are sure '+'s for this movie.My rating 3/5
#Mammootty is back with #TheGreatFather
Nothing New, Nothing Extraordinary
But definitely a good one time watch
#TheGreatFather Ist Half Over : Intense first half with highlighting a serious issue. Mammookka and Arya Awsome. Entertainng till Interval. It's done Awsm Movie.An Interesting and entertaining one.A big salute to Haneef Adeni & @AugustCinemaInd . A treat 4 all
Emotional first half
Mammooka just awesome. His style and look(y) no words
Tgf overall a fantastic movie
An intriguing, intensive, thought provoking thriller feat on child abuse. Director Haneef Adeni marks his career with a hit. #TheGreatFather Mammootty terrific as David Nainan, diz one is my favourite mammootty film in recent tym. Der is no dbt, winner all the way. Biggest plus of #TheGreatFather is the director's control over the medium. Never looked like a debutante's work.
#TheGreatFather Good making. Have a family oriented story. Direction appreciation. My overall rating 3.5/5
#TheGreatFather reviewFirst half was ok. dramatic scenes.2nd half falls flatlyVery boring and utter waste climax.My rating 2.5/5
#TheGreatFather Interval...Been good so far. Took little time to get going.. Good that there is a bit of foreplay to get the revenge going. The Great Father is a good watch overall... The last stunt is comical... Aarya BGM is kickass...
PJ Arun Ngl
very gud story, music bgm superb, costumes kidu but something is missing. Dnt expect too much #TheGreatFather
Gokul B nair
Family thriller with a social issue
Laging fst half & engaging second half
Dont go with over expectations.
Mammootty's The Great Father has nothing new to offer. Apart from Mammootty's style and some one liners, the film is poorly written and nothing great in its presentation. Overall an average movie!
#TGF is not only for fans but also for family audience. No words for Mammookka hez fantastic... climax action sequence was very well executed... TGF talks about the current social issues we are seeing in our daily newspaper.. Arya was terrific & No words for debut director Mr.Haneef Adeni , I think this friday is for him... 2nd half is the backbone of this film.
I feel this movie as an average one. Arya Mammookka both were awesome. Look and stylish. First half have some sort of laggy scenes. The problem was the story. Already seen in many movies. Revenge story. Good dialogues.. But not upto expectations. Unwanted BGM and slowmotion scenes all time mammookka on screen.
manmookka style is good but movie is just average . theme of this movie is good but mainly it concentrates on mammookkas styling. direction moved from the theme of the movie nd spotted on the actor .the movie could be made better with same crew but failed.
awsome movie.mass class style family suspense ...mammooka is really suprb performance . good direction script bgm and editing.a must watch family thriller
First Half for Mega Actor fans and second half for Megastar Fans...nEnjoy with family, sure shot record breaker... Kids and ladies will love this father
A totally appealing family thriller for the season Equally caters the family audiences as well as the youth, by handling a highly relevant social issue in the most sensible way
good movie ...good direction... family oriented triller...sushin shyam bgm good one...the mammooka too hamdsom and cool ...hanef adani direction also heavy ..
No words to say Movie is good. Deserves a hit status, film revolves around the common problem that we face today. Mammookka, Arya, Baby Anikha done an excellent job. Rest of all done there job well. The Director deserves a special mention Overall my Rating 3.75/5
it's an average movie..don't go with huge expectations...second half s far better than first half..most interesting thing is mammoty s look...nice camera work..
#TheGreatFather A very well made brilliantly executed thriller on an important issue.@mammukka s Outstanding.Terrific Support frm al d casts
Could make the movie better if the climax was made good.eventhough expecting a hit.movie goes through a good social message against a severe social brutal threat.maamooty has done his role in very appreciated manner though the same from arya.shots and camera tricks were so good inturn should highlight the bgm too,wonderful bgm scores the movie.overall a good movie for this vaction.
good movie...,blent of emotions and mass...,it will satisfy both fans and family...,debutant director has done a great job...3.5/5
Plot is expected ... but mega star show throughout the mve was superb could choose some what better story line.we saw the same story line many times but direction was some what above expectation .
#TheGreatFather Interval:Above avg First half.Not much going still mammooka and director able to present it very well .#TGF
Mammooka this is wat we waited for... class with mass.... loved it