Mr Marumakan Review
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Janapriyanayakan Dileep is back with another bang, or that is what one feels as you watch him in his latest film, 'Mr.Marumakan'.
Things could have been really great if its makers had made the latter half on a rather lighter tone and had trimmed the length of the film, but it is nice fun even in its current form.
Ashok Raj (Dileep) is the son of Rajagopalan Thampy (Nedumudi Venu), whose family is based in Ottappalam. Although Ashok Raj is a lawyer, his interest lies in reviving a defunct drama troupe called Bharatha Kalakshetram, which used to be run by his family.
He is directing a drama titled Dasavatharam for the troupe and is also the lead actor in the play. Ashok Raj even changes his name to Ashok Chakravarthy as he thinks it has much more punch as a name for an artiste. His elder brother Babu Raj (Biju Menon), who runs a company, is now in a financial mess.
Balasubrahmanyam (Bhagyaraj) is a bank officer who has come to initiate legal proceedings against Babu Raj to get him to repay the loan that he had taken to start his venture. As it turns out, Balasubrahmanyam is now estranged from his wife the haughty Raja Mallika (Khushboo) and daughter Raja Lakshmi (Sanusha). Raja Mallika hails from a wealthy family and is the daughter of the even haughtier Raja Kokila (Sheela), the boss of Raja's group of companies. The trio believe that a woman can survive easily, without the help of a man. The entry of Ashok Raj into their lives forces them to revise their opinions. On the parallel, we are shown a romance story between Ashok Raj and Raja Lakshmi.
There is nothing spectacular about the storyline by Sibi-Udayan team here and the sequences often happen in a highly predictable and formulaic way. But from the title card onwards the makers are clear that you don't need to use your brains much to enjoy this one! Well, once you are ready with that mindset, it turns out to be an enjoyable experience from Sandhya Mohan and crew.
Dileep is in full form and though certain lines are lewd and the whole film is a bit loud as well, you will find yourself laughing at some of the comic situations for sure.
He repeats his best antics and punchlines to make some genuinely funny moments in the former half.
Dileep's combination scenes with Khusboo stood as highlight for the film.
Watch out for Kushboo, She performs with a steam and vigour. As a young aristocratic mother-in-law, she is impressive. She brings out her agony, arrogance and anger well.
Sanusha made her malayalam debut as heroine with Dileep and performed well, even though there is not much scope for histrionics in this role. Her contribution is little else besides looking pretty.
Bhagyaraj is alright,but his dubbing feels dull. Sheela is over with over make-up, but performance Ok at some parts.
Baburaj, Suraj Venjarumoodu , Harisree Ashokan has also done a fine job in the comedy department.
Suresh Krishna and Biju Menon he has nothing much to offer other than what we have seen in most of their old usual roles.
Rest of all done their parts without blurred.
The director has come up with a routine storyline and while the presentation was somewhat decent, the narrative was not as per expectations.
P.Sukumar's camera is pretty nice and Suresh Petters is in good form with his compositions and the background scores.
"Anganamare aadi vaa.." being the pick of the lot.Mahesh Narayan's editing is peppy apt to the thread. Editing by Ranjan Abraham was adequate.
'Mr.Marumakan' could have been better for sure, but still it provides some really funny moments. Well, the chances are that you may laugh at some of those corny dialogues and feel embarrassed at the thought that you actually enjoyed them, soon after. But don't worry, that's what the film intends do as well!
On the whole, 'Mr.Marumakan'is a crowd-pleaser that knows exactly who its audience is. For fans of Dileep, this old-fashioned entertainer is a treat and delivers enough entertainment for your buck.
Verdict: Time Pass Entertainer.