Vandae Maatharam (Eng: ’Mother, I Bow To Thee’) is a 2010 Indian action film directed by T. Aravind. The film features Mammootty & Arjun in the lead roles, along with Sneha, Deepak Jethi, Shraddha Arya, Rajkapoor, Nassar, Jai Akash, Jagadish and Rajan P. Dev in supporting roles. The film was simultaneously made and released in Malayalam and Tamil. The story revolves around the investigation and how two police officers, played by Mammootty and Arjun, eradicate the terrorists from entering the border. Vandae Maatharam was released overseas on 10 September 2010 and later in India on 17 September 2010.
In a high-level meeting, top government officials analyze farmers’ struggle and related social violence to put forward an amicable solution to have lasting harmony. Their plans are threatened by the terrorists’ infiltrations. Anandharaman IPS (Mohan Sharma), Director IB, forms a task force to handle the imminent threat. Gopikrishnan IPS (Mammootty), Deputy Director IB, leads the anti-terror operation in the south zone. He recruits SSP Anwar Hussain IPS (Arjun Sarja) to lead the task force and interrogations.
Nandini (Sneha), an aviator, is Gopi’s wife, and they are sad that they do not have a child. IB gets information from RAW, the foreign intelligence agency, that a terrorist code named Malik has infiltrated the country via sea border and has already killed a man in the process. A peculiar taqiyah obtained from the crime scene leads them to Sheikh Muhammad (Raj Kapoor), a local heavyweight who leads them to Balan (Riyaz Khan), a man who deals in ship breaking.
Balan, on interrogation, reveals that Dr. Nayeem (Jayaprakash) of the Metro Hospitals is their handler, and he is in contact with the terror command. When the team proceeds to arrest Nayeem, he commits suicide. Nayeem’s mobile phone leads them to Malik. The IB command center intercepts the call between Malik and his terrorist leader and cracks their plans to communicate via migratory birds. Following the information, Gopi, Anwar, and the team catch Malik. A series of tortures do not break Malik and fail to open him up or reveal any of his plans.
Gopi finds a video of Malik showing his little daughter Kurshid. With this video background, they make changes in Malik’s face and try to make him believe that he has been in a coma for 20 years. Since the IB agent who is supposed to play the role of Kurshid was KIA during another mission, Gopi decides to send Nandini (who is now pregnant) as Kurshid, to get Malik’s emotional with sentiments and thus making him to speak out his plans. But Malik finds out this trap and kills Nandini and escapes, thus making Gopi furious. Finally, Gopi and Anwar catch Malik before he could execute his plans, and Gopi kills Malik in an encounter.
Directed by T. Aravind
Written by Henry & R. N. R. Manohar
Produced by Henry
Starring Mammootty, Arjun Sarja, Sneha, Nassar, Jai Akash
Cinematography Rajesh Yadav & M. V. Panneerselvam
Edited by G. Ramrao & V. M. Udhayashankar
Music by D. Imman
Production Pangaj Productions
Release dates 17 September 2010