IBTimes India Rating : 2.5
"Aamayum Muyalum" directed by Priyadarshan turns out to be the remake of his Bollywood "Malamaal Weekly". The film is a comedy entertainer starring Jayasurya, Innocent, Nedumudi Venu and Pia Bajpai in the lead.
The story of the movie has all typical elements of Priyadarshan movie with many characters that are weaved with a lot of complications. In fact, the movie looked like Priyadarshan revisiting his previous movies in a lighter mood and is a relief from his last outing, "Geethanjali"
"Aamayum Muyalum" is set in a poverty-ridden village of Gowlipady and the plot revolves around an incident that happens in the village. The village is completely under control of a rich land lady, who is inconsiderate about the poor state of people in the village.
Kashi played by Nedumudi Venu is a lottery dealer of the village and is the only person in the village who knows to read and write. Innocent plays Nallavan, another important person in the village and Jayasurya plays Kallu, who is in love with Nallavan's daughter Thamara (Pia Bajpai). Mamukoya plays the role of Jayasurya's father in the movie.
The story of the movie begins when one of the villagers wins the lottery and how the life of the whole village changes soon after this. In their hunt to get the lottery money, each character of the movie ends up in more and more troubles. The villagers try all their luck to get what they desire and this forms the crux of the story.
"Aamyum Muyalum" has somehow managed to keep the interest of the audience from starting till the end, but lacks depth in the script. The story is peppered with some fun elements. However, do not expect a laughter-filled script that has a smooth flow.
Though, the makers mark Jayasurya as the lead, the film is completely taken away by Innocent and Nedumudi Venu with their screen presence. The veterans have carried the movie on their shoulders and impressed the audience with their comic timing and antics.
Sukanya's character as antagonist is a rip-off of Sukumari's character in "Thenmavin Kombathu", but the actress has done justice to the role. Anoop Menon, has done a delightful cameo appearance in the movie as Vijay Nambiar. Jayasurya has also done a decent job with part, which was given to him and the lead actress Pia Bajpai has nothing much to do in the character that was given to her.
The rest of the star cast that includes Mammukoya, Nandu, KPAC Lalitha, Kochu Preman, Harishree Ashokan, Edavela Babu and Ambika has also done their part well.
The most noticeable aspect of the movie is the cinematography by Divakar Mani and editing by Ayyapan Nair. Both have done commendable job, which make the narration of the movie a pleasing one. The background score and the music of the movie were also decent enough.
To conclude, "Aamayum Muyalum" is a one-time watchable flick if you go without much expectation.