Saturday, 25 January 2014

Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 - Malayalam Movie Review

Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 - Malayalam Movie Review

Directed by     Mamas
Produced by     Siby Thottupuram, Joby Mundamattom
Music by     Rahul Raj
Studio     SJM Entertainment.
Release dates     24th January, 2014
Country     India
Language     Malayalam


  Innocent as Mannar Mathai
     Mukesh as Gopalakrishnan
    Saikumar as Balakrishnan
    Vijayaraghavan as Ramji Rao
    Biju Menon as Mahendra Varma
    Janardhanan as Garvasees Aashan
    Indrans as Ponnappan
    Priyanka as Shakunthala
    Shammi Thilakan
    Aparna Gopinath
    Kalabhavan Shajon

Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 deals with another episode in the lives of Ma-Go-Ba [Mathai, Gopapalakrishnan & Balakrishnan]. The 3 after events from MMS have moved on in their lives & are now running 'Urvashi Travels'. Even though the bid adieu to their passion theater(Drama), Mathai still has the heart of a thespian drama artist who wants to get on stage for one final time to celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Urvashi Theaters'. That's when few characters in the past, along with a couple of new, enters their lives with fresh set of troubles. How the 3 tackle them, like the other 2 movies, forms the rest of the story. 

RRS, MMS are regarded as comedy classics, with everyone remembering most of the iconic scenes & dialogues from both the movies, quite evident from the response of people whenever such scenes were shown in between. So a sequel to those movies will be having expectations, but the experiences of most of the sequels that came in recently in Mollywood were not good, except 2 Hari Har Nagar, & MMS 2 manages to squece right in between.

MMS 2 is a decent entertainer that isn't boring or lagging. If you go without any expectations it can be a pleasure ride. The film doesn't boast of a unique story or narration, it just sticks to the basic idea of sequels to make some quick bucks, but unlike many others this one manages to entertain, thanks to the charm of the characters.They have brought in almost al the important characters in previous 2 possibly that they could possibly do [missing were Mamukoya, Harisree Asokan etc]. The film is better than most of the so 'called' comedies that Mollywood churn out every year. It has got quite good, double meaning free, laughs.

Its Innocent who shines through out, who looks also pretty same. Even though Mukesh & Sai Kumar has grown much as actors and psychically, the charm and fun is till there. Both villains of previous movies Ramji Rao & Mahendra Varma gets quirky twists, which were well done IMO.

Songs are disappointing, BG was okay. Camera Editing were efficient. Direction was average, Scripting was intelligent, in the sense that without anything out of the box a decent entertainer was churned out. Liked the way scenes of Cochin Haneefa, Machan Varghese & Kaduvakulam Anto were used as a tribute to them, even though would have liked a 'remembrance' in the titles.

Watch it to have some nice time and see the loved characters once again on screen 

Rating 2.75/5

Verdict: Above Average

Last Word: Decent Comedy Entertainer, with no New Gen elements

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