Release dateMay 1, 2009 (2009-05-01) GenresMalayalam Cinema, Thriller, World cinema CastMohanlal (Dr Balagopal), Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Shivaji Guruvayoor (Zachariah Thomas) Similar moviesMandhira Punnagai (2010), Chikku Bukku (2010), Aadhi Bhagavan (2013), Vellathooval (2009), Mohanlal appears in Bhagavan and Nair-san
Bhagavan (English:The God) is a 2009 Malayalam film by Prashanth Mambully starring Mohanlal and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy. The film became famous because the entire film was shot in 19 hours. The film gives a message against terrorism. The story is about Dr. Balagopal who fights against a terrorist group who invaded the hospital between 3.00pm and 7.00pm. The film was shot simultaneously at six different locations. Seven cameras were used to film the movie. The film was planned to be shot within 12 hours, but unexpected rain delayed the shooting. Prashanth Mambully was assisted by four associate directors and seven assistant directors. Cameraman Lokanathan was helped by 18 assistant cameramen.
Months after the dreaded 2008 Mumbai attacks, a terrorist group led by Saifudeen (Daniel Balaji) planned bomb blasts at five locations in Cochin. At the same time, Sakriya Thomas, the Home Minister of Kerala, arrived at the hospital for his wife's delivery. Meanwhile, the terrorist group was planning to kidnap the Home Minister and his newborn baby. Saifudeen kidnapped three newborn babies and Dr. Balagopal (Mohanlal) came looking for them. Meanwhile, the Home Minister is kidnapped by Saifudeen's men. In the end, Balagopal kills Saifudeen and saves Home Minister and the babies.
Mohanlal as Dr. Balagopal
Daniel Balaji as Saifudeen
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy as Priya
Shivaji Guruvayoor as Zachariah Thomas, Home Minister of Kerala
Ibrahim Kutty as Doctor
Lena as Head Nurse Maria
Sreejith Ravi as PA of Home Minister
Sudheesh as Attender Dineshan
The shooting of the film was completed within 19 hours, a record in the Indian film industry.