Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol- Super treat for families!
An engaging family saga that justifies its tagline - My life is my wife.
Friday 20 January 2017
Director Jibu Jacob’s Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is an engaging family saga that justifies its tagline “My life is my wife”.
Ulahannan (Mohanlal) is a panchayat secretary in a sleepy village, living in a modest apartment, with his wife Aniyamma (Meena) and their two children. He is rarely seen with a smiling face and shares a cold vibe with his wife. The drinking session with his neighbourhood friends every evening is his only entertainment.
As the distance with his wife becomes more, Ulahannan is tempted to look for romance outside the wedlock. His friend Venukkuttan (Anoop Menon), who is pretty experienced in this art and having flings with quite a few women, becomes his confidant.
Though the tricks work for Ulahannan initially, he lands in trouble soon and learns some valuable facts about life in the process.
Inspired from author V J James’ ‘Pranayopanishathu’, scenarist M Sindhuraj has come up with a competent script, with honest intentions, even though the storyline digresses from the main focus thereby affecting the pace. Jibu has narrated the tale in a conventional way and though it is a bit too long at 2 hours and 34 minutes, it’s a treat especially for the family audiences. The visuals and the music suits the mood.
In that extremely charming manner that was not seen in most of his films during recent years, Mohanlal gets into the shoes of Ulahannan in a spectacular way. He is funny, genuine and brilliant, evoking memories of some of his acclaimed films from the past that has anointed him as a versatile genius.
He shares a wonderful chemistry with Meena, who performs her character with total dedication. In one of his best roles till date, Anoop Menon is terrific, with an impressive comic timing. The rest of the cast have also supported with good performances.
Muthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol may be trying hard to maintain a goody-goody tone, but who cares, when there is enough to keep you entertained. Grab a box of popcorn and watch Mohanlal in a superb form.
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