Megastar Mammootty and Jewel Mary's Onam release "Utopiayile Rajavu", which was released on Thursday, 27 August, has garnered mixed response from the audience.
The film, which is a socio-political satire that has been directed by popular filmmaker Kamal, marks the comeback of the director-actor duo after 9 years. Their previous release was the critically acclaimed 2006 film, "Karutha Pakshikal".
The movie deals with the story of sculptor and social figure CS Swathanthran, played by Mammootty, in a fictional land named Kokranghara. He is the son of a freedom fighter.
However, the Kerala audience's response on social media suggests that the film has failed to meet the expectations of the Mammootty starrer. Some even mentioned that the film has some similarities with Biju Menon's hit film "Vellimoonga", released in 2014.
But from the critical reviews, it is understood that "Utopiayile Rajavu" promises some funny moments and many have appreciated Mammootty's performance. The film also highlights some relevant socio-political issues.
Check out the critical reviews below:
Mollywood Times Rating - 7/10
Jewel Mary and Mammootty get along well and convincingly execute emotions together.
Somewhere in the middle of the movie, Kamal struggles to fix his narrative on the ground and the characters behave out of control. But, the movie regains grip and ends up with a satisfactory note.
The movie keeps its place and at the same time incorporates current social and political issues with the main narrative. Utopiayile Rajavu is for those who love to watch a fictional place and its characters tell their story that reflects our current space and time. And, the team has done that convincingly and with a breath of fresh air.
Utopiayile Rajavu is a one time watch. Watch it for Mammotty's performance and a village backdrop story. The movie has some comedy elements and entertaining spots.
The movie is rich with perfect comical situations and has criticized the attitude of the society towards the sensitive topics including religious beliefs, in a humorous way.
The script is penned by PS Rafeeq. It is a bit hard to deal with the genre, magical realism. But here, the scenarist has succeded in making a perfect blend of magical realism and satirical comedy, with his brilliant screenplay.
A feel good entertainer recommended to all movie lovers.