The much-awaited Mammootty-Jewel Mary movie"Pathemari", which hit screens on Friday, 9 October, has opened to excellent response from audience.
The film, written and directed by Salim Ahamed, talks about Malayali immigrants in West Asia. The plot of the film revolves around Pallickal Narayanan (Mammootty), who migrated to the Middle-East in the early 1980s, when the Kerala Gulf boom was at its peak. Jewel Mary plays the character of his wife, Nalini.
The over-25-lakh-strong Malayali diaspora in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are waiting for the release of "Pathemari", as the film talks about issues that the migrants face.
The combination of Mammootty and Jewel Mary in the lead roles had already been tried and tested in the satirical Onam release, "Utopiayile Rajavu". In fact, Mammootty had suggested that Jewel Mary be cast in "Utopiayile Rajavu" as he was impressed with her performance in "Pathemari".
The cast also includes Sreenivasan, Balachandra Menon, Joy Mathew, Salim Kumar and Yavanika Gopalakrishnan in key roles.
One can expect "Pathemari" to garner a few National and State awards for its state-of-the-art technical aspects as most of the crew are National Award winners.
The sound design is handled by Resul Pookutty, who had won an Oscar for "Slumdog Millionaire". And, the cinematography is done by Madhu Ambat, who had received National Award for Best Cinematography in Salim Ahamed's debut directorial "Adaminte Makan Abu".
"Pathemari" has three songs, which have been composed by National Award-winning music director Bijibal.
Below is the live audience review of Mammootty-Jewel Mary starrer 'Pathemari':
#Pathemari Getting Good Reports - Congrats Team @mammukka @resulp @ErosNowSouth #Malayalam #Mollywood
Kerala Box Office
When @mammukka does a class movie its gona b a masterpiece perfo ! Awesome rprts for #Pathemari ! Legendary acting !
@dulQuer Excellent movie #Pathemari !!! Pallikkal Narayanan ..omg !!! Great performance by @mammukka ..
Watched #Pathemari just now ! Superb movie...i wuld giv 9/10 Dedicated to all #pravaazis ✌️
#Pathemari Very Good Second Half and Climax Brilliant Performance By Mammootty Must Watch Movie 3.25/5 Verdict - "MegaActor Is Back"
mammooty rolled back a few years in pathemari.Glorious performance :)
#Pathemari gets superb report. @mammukka stellar performance is the highlight. Box office wise its dull but likely to pick up in coming days
#Pathemari technically brilliant and a simply super family movie... a dedicated pravassi movie... script, camera, sound, acting super.. 4/5
പള്ളിക്കൽ നാരായണന് ഉഗ്രൻ വരവേൽപ്പ് !!! Excellent Reports All Over
പ്രവാസത്തിന്റ്റെ ദുഖവും വേദനയും മറ്റാരേക്കാളും നന്നായി അറിയുന്ന മലയാളി മനസ്സുകൾ പത്തേമാരിയെയും നാരായണനെയും ഏറ്റെടുക്കും #Pathemari
#Pathemari getting excellent reports after FDFS..
Excellent First Half #Pathemari Mammukka Pallikkal Narayanan — watching Pathemari at Padma Theatre
#Pathemari Abov Average First Half
Good Story Good Direction and Neat Screenplay
Status Is Very Low
Pathemari ☺ Only one thing to say ! Ones a King he is always a KING !!! — feeling awesome
Magical performance from Mammookka ♡ — watching Pathemari