Mohanlal, Velipadinte Pusthakam, Lal Jose
Mohanlal's Velipadinte Pusthakam releases on August 31Velipadinte Pusthakam/Facebook

The much awaited Malayalam movie Velipadinte Pusthakam, starring Mohanlal in the lead role finally hit the screens in Kerala on Thursday, August 31 as the first Onam release of the year. The campus family entertainer is screened in as many as 210 theatres in the state.

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The total screen count of the movie will be over 400 after it releases across India on Friday.

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Storyline of Velipadinte Pusthakam

The movie revolves around the life of Professor Michael Idikkula, who is being appointed as the vice-principal of a college in Kerala. He reforms the atmosphere of the institution by developing a healthy relationship between instructors and students. Meanwhile, Mohanlal also appears in a different role as Idiyan Idikkula and the posters reveal that a part of the film is set in the backdrop of a sea shore.

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Anna Rajan, Anoop Menon, Salim Kumar, Priyanka Nair, Sarath Kumar, Arun Kurian, Shivaji Guruvayoor, among many others form the ensemble cast of the comedy entertainer, which marks the maiden association of Mohanlal with hitmaker Lal Jose.

Velipadinte Pusthakam, Mohanlal, Lal Jose
Velipadinte Pusthakam posterVelipadinte Pusthakam/Facebook


Benny P Nayarambalam has penned the script of Velipadinte Pusthakam for which Vishnu Sharma and Ranjan Abraham have handled the cinematography and editing departments, respectively. Music composer Shaan Rahman's songs, especially Entammede Jimikki Kammal, has already impressed the audience.

Box office prediction

Since the makers of Prithviraj Sukumaran's Adam Joan postponing its release date by a day, Velipadinte Pusthakam will is expected to benefit at the Kerala box office on the opening day. The advance ticket booking for majority of the shows have been sold out, at the time of reporting.

Audience Review

Planning to watch Mohanlal's Velipadinte Pusthakam? Looking at the initial social media response, the movie gets positive as well as average reviews from the viewers. While many comment good words about the movie, some of the opinion that it has a predictable and weak storyline.

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Jacob Kuriako‏ 

#VelipadintePusthakam is a good watch. Nothing extraordinary yet its entertaining. 2nd half twds climax cld hve been better imo. I liked it

Martin N Joseph

Avg 1st half in the backdrop of a college and revolves around it. Unusual stuff from Lal Jose. Scenes are artificial. Mohanlal without energy. Sarath Kumar & Arun Kurian looks impressive. Bt the character formation is full of fakeness. Above average film with a lazy writing. Moments for fans but looks artificial in dialogues and making. #Unimpressed. Spoils the flow and meeting of a great director- actor with the weak script. Box office depends on other releases.

Akhil‏ Krishnan

#VelipadintePusthakam1St Half - Real Test Of Patience Cant Beleive Lal Jose Is The Director.. Nothing Intresting So Far.. Lalettan. Terribly Disappointed ..Such a wasted opportunity by lal of the worst films of 2017 Lalettan Rating-2/5. Y the helll did lalettan chose this script..nothing engaging is der in film..all characters wasted by a dull script.

BMS users

Lal jose magic once again.. A complete family movie.. Complete feelgood movie by the complete actor.. Stunning acting by Lalettan and amazing perfomance of salimkumar is denoted..

Fresh attempt. This is only for family FRESH m FRESH for family. I think duration is the only negative side of the movie. We will see vintage MOHANLAL in the screen. Salim kumar funny funny funny. Totally a Gud family entertainer

lalattan avg but sentiment not working.. totally disappointed .. Script very bad.. rating 1.5/5 lal Jose failed everything.. family not accept

the movie is not upto the mark.just lets see whats the results of next decides the collection for this is striftrly average


Velipadinte Pusthakam .. a simple plot with a terrific BGM!!! Lal sir and Laljose sir best mix of mass and class


Sheer disappointment ! #VelipadintePusthakam

Syam Krishnan Mohan‏

Velipadinte Pusthakam : An Average - Below Average Flick! Disappointed!#Lalettan & Salim Kumar were good!

Rinoy Sam David‏

Entertaining 1st half.
Salimettan powlichu
Mohanlal as usual good screen presence n acting. HEAVY Interval

#VelipadintePusthakam below average. +ve 1st half, songs, Salimettan comedy, Mohanlal's screen presence. -ve 2nd half, weak writing. **/5

Forum Keralam 

#VelipadintePusthakam A strictly average fare where Lal jose-Benny team disappoints big time. 1st haf is watchable wit some fun moments..But writing goes haywire in 2nd haf after a point & so is movie spoiling the whole intention. Music is neat from Shaan. Dop &editing  Perfo wise all are okayish with @mohanlal being the better card as usual. Overall an strictly avg fare from most awaited combo of Lal Jose - Mohanlal team whose verdict vl depend on other Onam movies 

Malayalam box office‏

Superb 1stHalf
Vintage salimkumar is back
Superb IntervelPunch
Great entertainer VGud comedy
Wtng 4 2nd

Disappointing 2nd half
A gud entertainer is ruined w Avg script
Only @Mohanlal Salim shines
2.5/5 Watchable
#VelipadintePusthakam hard to belive @Laljosemechery is the director w such a poor outcome in the endPoorScript from Benny
Some gud comedy

Bibees Alias 

Fdfs fans show !!
My review
Best movie of 2017
2nd half heavy estayiii ..


#VelipadintePusthakam A Good Family Entertainer! First Half 3.5/5. Second Half 2.5. Overall, One Time Watch. Mohanlal, Salim Kumar, Chemban Vinod -the best ✌ An Above Average Movie 


A Good Family Entertainer.
class + Mass + comedy
My ratting 5/5.
#VelipadintePusthakam is a good experience for all


Velipadinte Pusthakam #Review
The movie disappoints with predictable plot and story telling.
Script has nothing new
Overall Average 2/5

Arun Krishna K‏

An Above Avg Family Entertainer.


#VelipadintePusthakam. Decent family entertainer. Many goosebump moments and acting oriented scenes are there. Bit lengthy too. 3/5

Cinema Today‏ 

Good first half
Vintage salimkumar is back
Superb intervel punch#idikkula
Overall a feel good entertainer 1st half

Akhil Haridasan

1st half review
Really unexpected waste one from @Laljosemechery
Waiting for 2nd half

Sujeesh AS

#VelipadintePusthakam heavy first half with superb interval punch


#Intrvl marana mass...

Abdu Mallam

spr 1half

Movie AdIcT 

#VelipadintePusthakam very good first half...