Chotta Mumbai(06 Apr 2007) - Comedy Box Office: Super Hit
The film starts in a street in Fort Kochi where Vasco da Gama (Mohanlal), the son of a wrestler named Michael(Saikumar), lives. Vasco and his gang of five - Chandrappan, Susheelan, Sainu, Basheer and cousin Tomichchan are small-time goondas, involved in petty offences and as the movie progresses, these characters turn out to be more endearing than bad.
Vasco goes by the nickname Thala (head) since he is the leader of the gang. Universal Star Mohanlals performance as thala was acclaimed by the large crowd that gathered for each show of the movie. The story goes as this. Though Vascos father Michael rebukes his son time and again for his lifestyle choices, he loves him and has big dreams for him. The plot progresses when a marriage broker contracts a marriage between Vasco and auto-rickshaw driver Latha (Bhavana),the only daughter of Pambu Chakochan who is a heavy drinker and a longtime friend of Michael.
Vasco likes Latha, but she pleads with him to tell her father that he does not like her, because she is plans to elope with her lover. But overjoyed at having discovered a fellow drinker in Vasco, Chakochan doesnt even let him voice his opinion. Vasco decides to help Latha out, but her plan to elope fails when she discovers that her boyfriend is involved in human trafficking, and she returns to Vasco. Later when Vasco, Michael, Chandrappan and Latha travel in her auto rickshaw,they clash with a gang that has been on the run after stabbing an honest Police Officer. Vasco and his father had been witnesses to the murder which was committed by Satheesan who is the younger brother of a corrupt Circle Inspector called Natesan. This leads to complications in the plot which end up with Vasco changing his lifestyle and stepping up to sort out the mess that his family and friends find themselves in.
The movie was a big blockbuster.