Mangalyam Thanthunanena review-Packaged like some of those TV serials
Mangalyam Thanthunanena is a lowbrow comedy with some laughs and some okay moments here and there
Critic's Rating: 2/5
Friday 21 September 2018
Kunchacko Boban, Nimisha Sajayan
Debutante director Soumya Sadanandan’s Mangalyam Thanthunanena is about the struggles of a just married youth, when he loses his job in the Gulf.
Roy (Kunchacko Boban) comes home to get married to Clara (Nimisha Sajayan), but is unable to figure out what to do, when he learns that he has been terminated from his job. The marriage was fine during the first three months or so, but the going gets tough as Roy wants money urgently to pay off his debts.
Clara suggests that he joins for work at her wealthy dad’s bank or about asking him for some financial help. But Roy is egoistic to do that.
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So what is the solution? He wants Clara to give her ornaments to pledge for a bank loan or to sell it. When she refuses, their relationship gets shaky.
Now don’t ask why could Roy come up with some better suggestions to solve his crisis. And that precisely, is the problem with the film as well. This one lacks imagination. The story is based on a simple idea and the writing is so weak that it has not been developed into a genuine comedy. The plot had scope for being developed into a family entertainer, but this one never takes off from where it starts.
The situations look unconvincing and mostly, bland. The film has been packaged like some of those TV serials that goes and on without a purpose and then finally ends in a happy note, somehow.
Kunchacko Boban manages to do a fine show in a role that barely challenges his acting chops. Nimisha Sajayan performs in a dedicated way. Hareesh Kanaran’s comedy lacks the punch that is seen when he is in fine form.
Mangalyam Thanthunanena provides some laughs and some okay moments here and there. If that is what you are looking for at the cinemas, try your luck.
Mangalyam Thanthunanena review Verdict: Lowbrow comedy