Mammootty’s Munnariyippu", released on 22 August has opened in theatres with positive reviews from around the cinema world. The film, starring Mammootty and Aparna Gopinath in the lead is directed by award winning cinematographer turned director Venu.
The story of the film begins when Anjali Arakkal (Aparna), a freelance journalist decides to write about Raghavan (Mammootty), an ex-convict. Though she approaches him to write a book about him for her own selfish reason of making money, Raghavan's life changes her thoughts and perception towards the life.
Raghavan was jailed for a double homicide, which he never committed, but he is someone who prefers to be in jail than living a social life.
The film also discusses the difference in the personalities of these two characters and how their life and thoughts influence each other.
Then we have the huge array of veterans and a delightful cameo by Prithviraj, all complimenting the tone and vibe of the film.
The film also has Nedumudi Venu, Prathap Pothan, Renji Panicker, Joshy Mathew, Sreeraman, Sudheesh and Saiju Kurup in pivotal roles and a cameo appearance by Prithviraj.
The film is scripted by R. Unni. The cinematography is handled by Venu himself and editing is done by Bina Paul. The music is composed by Bijipal. The film is produced by Ranjith under the banner of Gold Coin Motion Pictures.
Venu himself has done the cinematography and this time it is very good with most of the shots having a realistic appeal. The dark shade in the film has helped it to carry the curiosity factor.
R. Unni’s script is the backbone of the movie.
Editing by Bina Paul is good and the length (Less than 120 minutes) is perfect for a film like this.
Bijibal's background score is haunting at most places.
The locations are also very much matching to the sequences.
This technical side has helped the movie look more like a mainstream film rather than a serious one.
Rating : 8.5 / 10
Box Office Analysis
Most of the audiences approaching this movie with the result of last few Mammootty movies. But this one is absolutely a different one. In first day most of the releasing centers are seemed to low number of audience. But the movie will back in box office with a high rate of appreciation from critics all over film media.
Mammootty rocks as Raghavan. In fact, the megastar disappears completely in a few short minutes, and you are in the grips of an elegant and effortless performance delivered by and served to a crisp perfection by the national award winning legend. Go for the movie and enjoy the legendary act.