Megastar Mammootty's latest outing "Pathemari", directed by Salim Ahamed, has been receiving positive responses from critics and audiences alike.
The film, which tells real life stories of Keralites who left the state to Gulf countries just to save their family from poverty, has been well received by movie-goers.
Without any twists or turns, "Pathemari" portrays the stroy of struggling Malayalis in Dubai. Compared to the recent releases of the megastar, "Pathemari" has been doing decent business at the box office in Kerala and outside the state. The film has reportedly grossed Rs 1.13 crore in three days.
"Pathemari" also has Jewel Mary, Sreenivasan, Joy Mathew, Siddique and his son Shaheen Siddique, among others in pivotal roles.
Many celebrities and filmmakers have also lauded the performance of Mammootty in the film as well as the director's effort in making people realise the struggles of middle class people living abroad.
Check out what celebrities and filmmakers have to say about "Pathemari" below:
Saw #Pathemari.A film made memorable by @mammukka's performance. Narayanan bcoms un4gettable.D climax leave u teary eyed. Timely reminders!
K S Sethu Madhavan - Film director
"Saw your film Pathemari. We all enjoyed. Wish you all success. All the artists have performed well. The film has a lot of emotional moments. You have once again shown the goodness in man!. We wish you once again all success"
Shaalin Zoya - Actress
Just saw pathemari.. No words! Friends please go your nearby theatre and experiance this cinema !! I'm so proud such a cinema happend in malayalam . Salim kka big salute ! Onnum parayanilla.. I'm a fan of your work !
Soorya Krishnamoorthy - Film writer
The malayalam film 'pathemaari',written and directed by salim ahmed, is a very good film which every malayali should see..excellent screenplay,
touching dialogues, and brilliant direction have made this film as one of the milestone films in malayalam...
Parvathy Nair - Actress
Pathemari Its A tribute to Malayalis who leave home to go work in the Middle East to bring a better life to their families, #Mammukka just lived as Pallickal Narayanan. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best performances.. hats off to the director Salim Ahamed and entire cast n crew for this heart touching movie ..
Sreedhar Pillai - Trade Analyst
#Pathemari 3.25/5. Good.Plight of a man who goes 2 gulf, becomes a cash cow 4 his family & relatives told in realistic way by #Salim Ahamd. @mammukka is outstanding as Pallikal Narayanan, guy who sacrifices everything 4 family. He lives the role, C it 4 him. Among supporting cast liked Joy Mathew, Siddique & Sreenivasan. Drawback is docu drama feel in narration & predictability
Nyla Usha - Actress
So glad to hear positive reviews about Pathemari. The team that pulled me to cinema. So very happy and so very proud!!! Congrats!
Dulquer Salmaan - Actor
Hearing only great things about #Pathemari !! Everyone's rating it 4/5 and 9/10 !! Ecstatic to know the audience always loves good cinema !