One - Malayalam Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "One - Malayalam"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 32 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 26-03-2021
  • Genre: Thriller, Political
3 / 5.0

One is scripted by Bobby and Sanjay and directed by Santhosh Viswanath. Sreelakshmi produced the film on a large scale under the banner Ichais Productions. Gopi Sundar composed the music. Vaidy Somasundaram cranked the camera and editing is by Nishad Yusuf. The film has “Mammootty” in the lead role. The movie has the supporting star cast of Murali Gopy, “Siddique,” Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Mathew Thomas, Ishaani Krishna, Gayatri Arun, “Madhu,” Balachandra Menon, Ranjith, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Sudev Nair, Krishnakumar, “Jagadish,” Salim Kumar, “Mamukkoya,” Prem Kumar, Binu Pappu, Yadhu Krishnan, Shiju, Vivek Gopan, Dinesh Panicker, Nishanth Sagar, Abu Salim, “Nandhu,” Rizabawa, Mukundan, Jayakrishnan, Suresh Krishna, Sadiq, Sudheer Karamana, Jayan Cherthala, Alencier Ley Lopez, P. Balachandran, Archana Manoj, Balaji Sharma, Premjith Lal, Vettukili Prakash, Aaryan Krishna Menon, Meghanathan, Prasanth Alexander, VK Baiju, Reshmi Boban, Anubha George, Sreeja Das, Azeez Nedumangadu, Nazeer Latheef, K Laljy, Kalabhavan Haneef, Anoop C Mammen, Nazmal Ali Ahammed and Viaan Mangalassery.


Kadakkal Chandran is a dream politician who the people love to have as their CM. He is a man of values. Once, the CM, Kadakkal Chandran, visited a hospital with a full security round-up. Sanal, a commoner, wants to meet the CM, but the permission was denied and he got hurt in the scuffle. He soon puts up a post on social media about this and favors the opposition party to blame the CM. How does the CM tackles the situation and retains his respect forms the rest of the story.

Star Performance

Mammootty plays his role with ease. He looks cool in white and white attire. Murali Gopy, Mathew Thomas and Ishaani Krishna also have meaty roles and they show their versatility. The rest of the stars supported well.


With a political script, the director and the writers had to be careful in dealing with the characters. They had done a good job in defining the characters and designing the script. The dialogues are neatly penned and a mass movie is offered to the fans. However, the film becomes predictable after a certain point and the climax comes with some preachy portions. The cinematography and the BGM gel well with the script.

What’s There?

  • Neat script and screenplay
  • Decent performances by the artists

What’s Not There?

  • Predictable after a point
  • Some preachy elements are present


The film impresses the audience with Mammootty’s mass look and performance. Although certain scenes are cinematic, they create Goosebumps for the fans. Although the story is predictable, it is definitely a one-time watch!