Monsoon Mangoes Movie Review

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  • Runtime: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 15-01-2016
  • Genre: Drama
3 / 5.0

Fahadh Faasil has tried his luck in another entertainer interspersed with comedy in Monsoon Mangoes. Now let’s see how the film has turned out to be.


Monsoon Mangoes revolves around the late 90s and deals with the protagonist Fahadh Fazil (living in the U.S since he is three years) who is bent on making a Malayalam film. But his parents and friends do not understand the depth of his passion for filmmaking. However, our determined hero makes a forgotten Bollywood actor Vijay Raaz to act in his film. Has Fahadh turned out a winner in his pursuit? Watch the film to unravel your question.

Star Performances

Fahadh Faasil lives the role of D P Pallickal. He has once again proved that he is a strong contender for the best young actors in Malayalam cinema. Vijaz Raaz has also proved that he is here to stay, with his outstanding performance. Debutante Aiswarya Menon has limited scope to perform. Nandu is excellent in his comedy and Vinay Fortt, Sajini Sachariah, and Josukutty have ably supported.


Mansoon Mangoes has the backdrop of New Orleans. The Malayali audience will have a new visual experience in Monsoon Mangoes. The director, Abi Varghese (who has directed the famous sitcom Akkara Kazhchagal), doesn’t bank on the heroism of Fahadh. Instead he has shown him as a congenial person. Also, we get to see the lives of Malayalis who are settled in the U.S.

What’s there?

  1. The comedy track is spontaneous. 
  2. Jakes Bijoy’s music is excellent. It gels well with the tempo of the movie. 
  3. The cinematography of Lukasz Pruchnik is outstanding.

What’s not there?

  1. The script lacks intensity. 
  2. The first half is quite dragging, and this hampers the audience’s interest. 
  3. Sometimes we get confused as to the character sketch of Fahadh. 


Monsoon Mangoes is a simple story of a young man who is brimming with aspirations. It can be watched once for its sublime theme. It will strike the right chord with the youngsters.