mamangam malayalam movie review : Mammootty’s film is decent, not extraordinary
mamangam malayalam movie review : Mammoottys Mamangam directed by M Padmakumar tries to tell the fictional story of Chaverukal (suicide squad). The film does it to some extent, but it’s not a healthy experience.
Mammootty’s Mamangam begins with the disclaimer that the film is historically incorrect and that certain filmic freedoms have been taken. Director M Padmakumar takes us straight to the story of Chaverukal, the suicide squad who try to kill the Zamorin king so they can reclaim what belongs to them.
The warriors who take the oath to kill the Zamorin ruler come from the Chandroth family of Valluvanadu. Chandroth Valiya Panicker (Mammootty) is very close to realizing his and the dream of the entire village. However, it fails. Decades later, the two remaining sons of the Chandroth family (played by Unni Mukundan and Master Achuthan) are tasked with killing the Zamorin ruler during the next Mamangam festival (which takes place every 12 years).
mamangam malayalam movie review : Mamangam is story from 17th century.
The story of Mamangam takes place in the 17th century and it’s great to see how older women make important decisions about whether to send their sons as Chaverukal or not. While the film speaks about the bravery of the Chandroth family, the stunt sequences are hard to believe, although the film justifies these exaggerated scenes.
Mammootty and Master Achuthan both maintain a stoic expression throughout the film, which helps convey the seriousness of the characters. The jokes between the two are among the few highlights of Mamangam.
Mamangam was marketed as the most expensive Malayalam film. nevertheless the VFX is sticky. In some sequences, you see the swords of the warriors that don’t even touch the other person. But the CG blood is all over the person who is wounded. If the creators had focused a little more on the visual effects in addition to the set pieces, the general viewer experience would have been better.
The positive points of the film are the flashbacks after the foreign trader’s death. Mamangam delves deeply into the life of Panicker, who is disguised as a female person. Director M Padmakumar’s skills are useful when dealing with these servings.
Mammotty plays an ultimate warrior and lives in.
Mammootty, who plays the role of the ultimate warrior, lives his role. His dialogue, particularly during the high point in this 17th century film, is still relevant today. The whole village is anxious to send two of their sons to regain the throne. This act has claimed many lives. Mammootty’s monologue emphasizes the importance of practical thinking and how it is not only because of this that we have to follow centuries-old traditions.
Unni Mukundan does not have many dialogues to say and director has used his action sequences. According to Mammootty, it is Achuthan who sets an example with his acting and fighting skills. Siddique and Prachi Tehlan have limited screen presence and their performances don’t have the effect they should have.
Mamangam’s production value (minus the graphics) takes the film to a whole new level. we can hear M Jayachandran’s songs well, but their placement influences the flow of the film. The script had to be shortened a bit to make the process clearer.
Should you see mamangam? Yes. Especially if you are a Mammootty fan.