The relation between father and son is always complex yet endearing and filled with warmth and affection in its own way. Over years, Malayalam cinema has given its audience some exceptional movies about the unique father-son bonds and stories that still prevail in viewers' hearts. As we celebrated World Fathers' Day 2021 on Sunday, June 20, let's take a look at Malayalam movies that showcased complex father-son relationships.
Kireedam was released in 1989, during the 'Golden Period' in Malayalam cinema and Mohanlal received heaps of praises for his realistic performance. The movie was about an honest police constable who wants his son Sethumadhavan to join the police force. However, the situation starts to fall apart when Sethumadhavan clashes with a gangster to save his father. He gets arrested and his father disowns him. The film won Mohanlal a National Film Award- Special Mention for marvelously portraying young man's agony and pain in a unique style. This was the first Mohanlal film to be remade in six languages.
The 1997 film Karunyam may not have received huge success at the box office but it was a highly critically acclaimed movie and one of the best ones written by the late A.K. Lothidas. The film showed Murali as Gopinath Nair who faces many challenges since he is the only breadwinner in his family and things worsen when he loses his job. The film shows a nuanced portrayal of a stressed yet loving father who sacrifices everything for his family. 153554b96e