Bheeshma Parvam (Eng: The Chapter of Bheeshma) is a 2022 Indian Malayalam-language period action-thriller film produced and directed by Amal Neerad. Bheeshma Parvam stars Mammootty in the lead role alongside an ensemble supporting cast including Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Shine Tom Chacko, Farhaan Faasil, Nadhiya Moidu, Dileesh Pothan, Jinu Joseph, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Harish Uthaman, Lena, Shebin Benson, Anagha, Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha and Sudev Nair. The movie is written by Amal Neerad and Devadath Shaji with Ravisankar credited as an additional screenwriter and RJ Murukan has penned the additional dialogues. Bheeshma Parvam has similarities with the 1972 Hollywood film The Godfather.
The film’s story was set In late 1980’s , where the film focuses on Anjootti family, a weathy family in Kochi. The godfather of Anjotti Family, Anjootti Varkey has 5 children – Paily, Mathai, Michael, Simon and Susan. Upon the death of the Anjootti family’s eldest son, Paily, Michael, the third son of the Anjootti family in Kochi, had taken over the family business and reins since his older brother (second son) Mathai was a lazy person. In a bid for vengeance, Elsa, whose boyfriend was set on fire by her family, and Pauly, her boyfriend’s mother, seek the assistance of Michael on the day of his grandnephew’s birthday.
Shivankutty, Michael’s right-hand man, beats Elsa’s family as per the instruction of Michael. The whole family of Anjootti family came together for Peter’s kid’s birthday party. Paily’s wife, Fathima, who later married Ali and had two sons Ajas and Ami, had to leave the Anjootti family house because of opposition from Michael younger brother Simon and some others of the family, but they were dear to Michael and his mother Annamma. The horrific past in which Michael the brothers of the Kocheri Family, who had killed his elder brother Paily adds to the family members’ fear of Michael. Michael summoned Ami and then offered him a godown for his cafe business, which was in the hands of Mathai’s children Peter and Paul.
Peter and Paul later approach Michael to discuss about the godown issue, but Michael forbids Peter and Paul from the family business for the Anjootti family anymore, as it only causes losses for the family. This increases their hatred towards Michael. James, Molly’s brother and a politician, approaches Michael, asking him for support to gain votes in the election. Michael refuses as James has done nothing for the people. This makes him enraged and it brings James, Simon – Michael’s younger brother and a priest – ,Peter and Paul closer together to end the dominance of Michael in the family. James brings Kocheri Rajan Madhavan Nair, Kocheri Iravi Pillai’s grandson and a crime boss known as Bada Raja of Mumbai to Kochi.
Michael murdered Rajan’s father and uncle for killing Paily in the past, so Rajan’s hatred towards Michael was larger than anything. One day, the Anjootti family finds out about the love affair between Ami and Rachel. It leads to a family discussion, where the decision of Michael to unite them and his interference in his daughter’s affairs enrages Martin. So Martin joins hands with James, Peter, Paul, Simon and Rajan to subdue Michael. Rajan’s grandfather Iravi Pillai asks him to kill one of Ali’s children to weaken Michael. Ami is then killed on the return journey after opening his cafe at the behest of Rajan, Peter and Paul. Ami’s friend Rahim informs Ajas that Peter and Paul may have played a role in Ami’s death as some people had seen them on that spot. Ajas comes to Anjootti’s house and beats Peter and Paul.
Michael intervenes and stops Ajas as there is no explicit evidence and warns Peter and Paul. Susan and her son Abel move out of Martin’s house after Ami’s death. When Michael visits them, Susan and Shivankutty shared their suspicions about Martin’s involvement with the Kocheri family in the death of Paily and Ali. It helped Michael realize that Martin was the most dangerous person in the family. After his return from the flat, a gang of thugs controlled by Rajan brutally attacks Michael in which Shivankutty dies. Michael gets hospitalized and regains consciousness after 3 days. Michael decides to take revenge against the perpetrators in the family. Ajas kills Martin by driving a truck over him on Michael’s instruction.
Later, Ajas meets James and gives him a file that contains about his illegal activities. James scoffed saying he would be out in 2 weeks to which Ajas replies that he and Michael will be waiting for him outside. Later, the police arrest James. Ajas then meet Simon’s older assault case victims and tell them to register a case against him, and assures the family that nothing would happen to them. Simon is then arrested and Ajas finds Peter and Paul in a garage, where he kills Peter by letting a car ran over him and orders Paul to leave Kochi. Rajan is then executed on orders from another goon of Mumbai named Chotta Rajan and Michael, Ajas and Mani visit to confirm his death.
After this, Michael gives Ajas his position in the Anjootti family. And rest of the family members including Michael, Ajas, Alice, Rachel, Abel, Susan and Fathima live happily.
Directed by Amal Neerad
Written by Amal Neerad & Devadath Shaji
Dialogues Amal Neerad, Devadath Shaji & R.J Murugan
Produced by Amal Neerad
Starring Mammootty, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Shine Tom Chacko
Cinematography Anend C. Chandran
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Music by Sushin Shyam
Production Amal Neerad Productions
Distributed by A & A Release
Release date 3 March 2022
Running time 144 minutes