The Malayalam movie Spadikam, released on 1995, narrated the story of an authoritarian father, who was a maths teacher and his rowdy son. It had ever-memorable roles played by Thilakan and Mohanlal.
Recently, another version of Spadikam was performed by Barananganam, Sacred Hearts GH School during the drama competitions at Kerala School Kalolsavam.
If Thomas Chacko (Mohanlal) was the hero in the movie, then in the drama, Kanakkupetty, his father Chacko, is the hero.
In the movie, Chacko (Thilakan) was the villain, but in the drama, he is shown to be somewhat right in his views.
Athira Jose, who was the best actress in Kottayam district school Kalolsavam enacted the role of Chacko. Since it is a girlsâ€™ only school, even the male characters were enacted by girls.
In the drama, Thomas Chacko aka Aadu Thoma, who hates the mathematics subject, realises towards the end that it was important because he goes wrong in taking the measurement of his fatherâ€™s coffin.
Although the movie criticised Chackoâ€™s harsh punishments meted out to his son Thoma, it gave the message that punishment was generally for the betterment of children.