Fahadh Faasil's first movie of the year 2016 — "Monsoon Mangoes", which was completely shot in the US with a foreign crew, has been receiving good response from the viewers after its release on Friday, 15 January. Prithviraj Sukumaran's "Paavada" also hit the screen on the same day.
"Monsoon Mangoes", directed by Abi Varghese of "Akkara Kazhchakal" fame is tagged as a simple comedy entertainer that narrates the story of an aspiring filmmaker, who dreams of making an epic movie in Malayalam.
While Vinay Forrt is seen as assistant Miguel to Fahad, Iswarya Menon plays Rekha and Gregory essays the character of a new superstar. "Monsoon Mangoes" also has Nandu, Tovino Thomas, Sanju Sivaram, Jacob Gregory, Thampi Antony, Josekutty V and Sajini Sachariah in significant roles. Produced under the banner of Kayal Films by Thampy Antony, "Monsoon Mangoes" also delivers a motivational message to the viewers.
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Daweed Pallikkal aka DP Pallikkal (Fahadh) is passionate about filmmaking and leaves his job to make his dream come true. He is on a mission to make a film with Premkumar (Vijay Raaz), a not-so-popular actor of the industry. How he makes the movie named "Monsoon Mangoes" forms the crux of the film.
Check out review roundup of "Monsoon Mangoes" here:
The foreign technical team behind the show really made this movie a different visual treat for the Malayalam audience . Fahadh' s performance is the highlight of this sweet slice of entertainment and his presence itself gives an extra mileage for this movie. The comedy scenes in this show are simply superb and that makes, Monsoon Mangoes, a must watch for all types of Malayalam audience
Abi Varghese have done a neat Job in executing this beautiful visualized movie but the screenplay written by the Trio Abi Varghese,Matt Grubb and Naveen Bhaskar lags a bit. DOP by Lukasz Pruchnik were really good and the Edits were also nice. Art director need to give a special applause for his superb Art work. A light hearted simple slow paced movie which gives many positive inspiring messages. The negative aspects - Feels lagging and screenplay could have been made better.
Iswarya Menon's Rekha is the female lead and she done it excellently even if she had only a little to do with the role. Her cuteness and beauty has attracted the viewers. Vinay Forrt as Mikhael the assistant to Fahad Fazil's D P Pallikkal did great job with timely wits and dialogues. Tovino Thomas with his stylish look brought American look to his role. Thampy Antony did a comedian role unlike the serious roles in his previous films.
Monsoon Mangoes is all about life and the about Cinema as well. But we can say that this is a visual language that we never heard off in Malayalam cinema and that itself make it a must watch one. If you want mass masala entertainer, then this one is not a cup of your tea. But if you want to see a cinema and that too which can give a new experience, then Monsoon Mangoes is waiting for you