"Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu" directed by debutant Benny Joseph has opened in theatres to positive reviews. The film was released on 28 November and is a complete family comedy entertainer.
Most of the critics have pointed out that this film is a clever combination of the script writers Uday Krishna – Siby K Thomas's previous films like "Udayapuram Sulthan" and "Karyasthan". The film also has a huge star cast, which adds to the charm of the film.
Though the film does not have anything new to offer, the makers have packaged it well with music, dance and comedy.
The story of "Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu" is set in an aristocratic Muslim family in Malabar. The family has an unwritten tenet that anyone other than a Muslim will not be allowed inside the home.
The story of the film revolves around a tussle between two families Parankiyath (Muslim Family) and Ambalamuttam (a Hindu Nair family), which once shared a great friendship. The problem between both the families began when Khasim Bhai of Parankiyath family killed Ramesh Kurup of Ambalamuttam. Ambulamuttam family takes revenge on Khasim Bhai and the severely injured Khasim becomes paralysed.
At the same time Dr.Madhavankutty (Jayaram) in the disguise of a Muslim named Mammootty comes to Parankiyath family to treat Khasim Bhai. What follows is the story of revenge and confusion which forms the crux of the story.
The music of the movie is composed by Afzal Yusuf, and the lyrics are penned by Rafeeq Ahammed. The background score of the movie is assembled by Bijibal.
"Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu" also has Asif Ali, Meera Nandan, Kaniha, Madhu, Siddhique, Sai Kumar, Baburaj, Saju Kodiyan, Kalabhavan Navas, Kalabhavan Shajon, Mamukkoya and Kailash in pivotal roles.
The cinematography of the movie is handled by Ajay Vincent and the editing is done by Johnkutty. This family entertainer is produced by Haneef Muhammed under the banner of Red Rose Creations.
Here are the reviews of 'Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu" by various critics.
Jayaram, who plays Dr Madhavan Kutty aka Mammootty, delivers an energetic performance. The actor who is going through a low phase in his career, bounces back with his exuberant performance. Asif Ali shines as Anwar with is energy-packed act. Kaniha and Meera Nandan, who essays the female leads, manage to steal the show with their charming performances.
The plus point of the movie is the script, which perfectly blends all the ingredients needed for a family entertainer; even though the story line shows some similarity with the theme of Dileep blockbuster Udayapuram Sultan. Debutante Benny Thomas makes a fantastic debut with this perfect entertainer.
The comedy timing of all characters and the subtle jokes about Muslim life are enjoyable. The story has a message that humanity and relationships are above religion, probably because a choice of the latter causes unrest in the society now a days.
Benny Joseph has made a decent directorial debut, the movie drags a bit in the second half and makes the comedy scenes look forced. Music by Afsal Yusuf complements the storyline.
It's nice to see Jayaram back in action. Kaniha looks weird, sometimes pretty, and sometimes ugly. Meera Nandan, Asif Ali, veteran actor Madhu, Siddique, Baburaj and all others have done a good job.
As a Debutant director, Benny Thomas gave an impressive performance. The film is in a festival mood with colours and richness. Jayaram and Asif Ali gave good performances as usual. But the presence of double meaning dialogues are sometimes very irritating. Cinematography and back ground scoring was brilliant and Songs were also not bad. Kalabhavan Shajon and Babu Raj handled the comic part very well.
Overall Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is a usual Sibi-Udayan film which is one time watchable for the audience. We should not recommend it to you all, but for some who can bear usual Sibi-Udayan