Directed by :Priyadarshan
Produced by :Naveen Sasidharan , V. Ashok Kumar, Jamal Al Mu Ayani
Screenplay by :Priyadarshan
Story by :Abhilash Menon
Cast :Mohanlal, Mukesh ,Lakshmi Rai, Bhavana, Innocent,
Nedumudi Venu , Shakti Kapoor, Suraj Venjaramood
Music by :M. G. Sreekumar
Lyrics :Bichu Thirumala, Santhosh Varma & Rajeev
Playback Singers :M G Sreekumar, K.S Chithra, Sudeep Kumar
Editing by :T. S. Suresh
Makeup : Pattanam Rashid, Liju Pamamcode
Studio :Jancos Entertainment
Distributed by :Seven Arts Release (India),PJ Entertainments (World Wide)
Wait is over... The much awaited movie from the most celebrated pair in Malayalam, Priyadarshan-Mohanlal "Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum - Oru Marubhoomi Kadha" has released all across Kerala. As per the initial reports, this new Malayalam film that has come with the tag line of "a complete rib-tickling comedy entertainer" has lived upto it's expectation and is recieving very good responses from the viewers.
This new film is all about P.Madhavan Nair(Mohanlal) who works as an Accountant in Abu Dhabi and he is all set to marry his fiance Meenakshi(Lakshmi Rai). But due to some misunderstandings that happened in between he decided to commit suicide and on the way he came across with his old friend Abdu(Mukesh) and a bubbly young girl, Eliana(Bhavana) in various situations and from there own the film takes a drastic change. All these three have their own issues and they join together to solve each others problem, which forms the crux of the story.
This new film "Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum - Oru Marubhoomi Kadha" is just the continuation of those films (Slapstick comedy) that a normal viewer expects from the Mohanlal-Priyadarshan combo. Just like their previous films, this film too is made to entertain the viewers and it has done it in style. Some people as well as certain websites are trying to degrade this film saying that it doesn't feature a good story or there is no logic in it, but those people should understand one thing that a film that belongs to this genre, is meant for making the viewers laugh at their best and this film has succeeded in it.
In the technical side, Priyadarshan who is known as the Showman of Malayalam film industry has decided to stick on to his trademark style of making slapstick comedies and it turns out to be a well appreciable one. Cinematography by Alagappan was excellent since he gave us an oppurtunity to watch Abu Dhabi desserts in the most stylish way like never before. Art direction by Sabu Cyril is the other area which needs a mention here. Songs as well as bgm scored by M.G.Sreekumar seems to get perfectly linked with the situations.
In the acting side, the main highlight happens to be the reunion of the Mohanlal-Mukesh team. Just like the films Boeing Boeing, Vandanam, Kakkakuyil etc here also both have excelled in their own ways. Sometimes it even felt like that a creative clash is going on between both these actors since both of them try to steel the show in their own ways. Mohanlal was just awesome in his trademark expressions and comic timing where as Mukesh was terrific with his one line comedies. It should be noted that Bhavana was able to make a mark by herself in a film that featured the acting legends like Mohanlal and Mukesh. Others like Lakshmi Rai, Nedumudi Venu, Suraj Venjaramoodu too have made their roles excellent.
All in all, this new film is an out and out complete family entertain and I prefer you to watch this film since it offers a lot to laugh.