Big Brother is a 2020 Indian Malayalam-language action film written, directed, and co-produced by Siddique. It was jointly produced by S Talkies, Shaman International, and Vaishaka Cinema, in association with Carnival Movie Network. The film stars Mohanlal in the title role, along with Arbaaz Khan, Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Sarjano Khalid, Anoop Menon, Honey Rose, Mirnaa Menon, Chetan Hansraj, Gaadha, Siddique, and Tini Tom in supporting cast. Big Brother marks Arbaaz Khan’s debut appearance in Malayalam cinema. The songs and background score for the film was composed by Deepak Dev.
Sachidanandan is released from prison, where he receives a letter from his brother, who tells that a surprise awaits him. While travelling, Sachi remembers his past. Sachi’s father was about to remarry and Sachi was excited about getting a new mother. He noticed that the mother had a son which was going to be his step-brother named Vishnu. He tries to befriend Vishnu, but he rejects him but later on starts accepting him. His step-mother is also going to have a new baby. Once after returning from a function Sachi, witnesses his step-mother being harassed by her ex-husband and tries to take away Vishnu.
Sachi kills the man while saving his brother and mother. He goes to a juvenile home for his crime, where he befriends Khan, Ghani and Pareekkar. One day, Sachi witnesses Khan and Ghani getting beaten up by a ruthless cop, Sachi kills the officer while trying to save his friends and hence goes to a central prison as he is an adult. He is sentenced for two life term sentences. In the prison, he discovers his night vision. As Sachi exits the prison, he is well-received by his younger brother Manu, who was born after he went to prison. He was also received by his prison friends Pareekkar, Khan and Ghani. They invite Sachi to join them to work with Edwin Moses, who is a mysterious drug lord.
Sachi warns them and decides to lead a peaceful life with his family. The surprise awaiting him was that his brother Dr. Vishnu is soon to marry his colleague Vandhana and that the marriage was postponed so that Sachi can witness the marriage as Vishnu was adamant. The marriage takes place, and as Vandhana seeks Sachi’s blessings, she realizes that he was the one who saved her from a gang and in the process of saving her, Sachi’s back was scratched by a aruva. The next day, Vandhana forces Sachi to tell the truth about him. When the cops learnt that Sachi could see in the dark, he and many other prisoners were sent for commando operations.
They were often sent unarmed to face armed opponents. Sachi’s prison term was extended as every time he went for the operation, the report written was that he used to escape from prison. Many prisoners never returned. Their bodies were found in random places. A police officer named Vedanandham IPS approaches Sachi, and explains that the drug syndicate has returned stronger as ever, and it is controlled by a person named Edwin Moses, whose identity is unknown to anyone. Vedanandham tells Sachi that innocent people are used for the drug business without their knowledge. Sachi rejects it, saying that he wants to live peacefully with his family.
Sachi and his family faces many troubles from Edwin Moses and his partner Shetty. Later, Shetty explains to Sachi that Edwin is doing all this for a drug container worth crores which is in Shetty’s control. Sachi finds his friends is in alliance with Edwin Moses, but reveals that they had nothing to do with it unless a gangster named Muthan died. Edwin had been pestering them for the container. It was revealed that Sachi had the container. He had stolen it from Muthan earlier. Edwin’s men attack Sachi and his friends. Sachi and his friends defeat them. Vedantham arrives there and kills Edwin’s men, Khan and Pareekkar, while Ghani survives.
Enraged, Sachi beats Vedhantham after which he calls Edwin Moses from Pareekkar’s phone, where it is revealed that Edwin Moses was none other than Vedantham. Enraged, Sachi destroys the container in front of Vedhantham and kills him. After this, Sachi repairs the old car as he reunites with his family.
Directed by Siddique
Written by Siddique
Produced by Siddique, Jenso Jose, Philipose K. Joseph, Manu Maliackal & Vaishak Rajan
Starring Mohanlal, Arbaaz Khan, Siddique, Honey Rose, Sarjano Khalid, Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Mirnaa Menon, Anoop Menon, Chetan Hansraj
Cinematography Jithu Damodar
Edited by K. R. Gourishankar
Music by Deepak Dev
Production S Talkies, Shaman International, Vaishaka Cinemas & Carnival Movie Network
Distributed by S Talkies & arnival Movie Network
Release date 16 January 2020
Running time 165 minutes