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Mandakini is scripted by Shiju M Bhaskar and Shalu. Vinod Leela directed the film. Sanju Unnithan produced the film. Shiju M Bhaskar cranked the camera and She

Mandakini Movie Review

Mandakini Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
Review for the film " Mandakini"
Runtime: 02 Hour 07 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 24-05-2024
Genre: Drama
2.5 / 5.0
3.51 / 5.0

Mandakini is scripted by Shiju M Bhaskar and Shalu. Vinod Leela Bio coming soon... >> Read More... directed the film. Sanju Unnithan produced the film. Shiju M Bhaskar cranked the camera and Sheril edited the film. Bibin Ashok Bio coming soon... >> Read More... composed the music. The film features Althaf Salim Althaf Salim is an Indian- Actor. He primarily wor >> Read More... , Anarkali Marikar Anarkali Marikar was born on February 8, 1997. She >> Read More... , "Ganapathi S Poduval," Saritha Kukku, Vineeth Thattil, Aswathy Sreekanth Aswathy Sreekanth is a popular writer, TV host, an >> Read More... , Kutty Akhil, Priya Prakash Varrier, Jaffer Idukki,  Lal Jose Best known in Malayalam cinema, Lal Jose is a film >> Read More... , Ala S Nayana, Ajai Vasudev, Jeo Baby, Jude Anthany Joseph, Resmi Anil, Guiness Vinod Bio coming soon... >> Read More... , Pradeesh Jacob Bio coming soon... >> Read More... , and Babitha Basheer.

Plot

Rajalakshmi, a single mother, raises Aromal. She owns a driving school. Aromal gets married to Ambili, who was a student at Rajalakshmi’s driving school. On the wedding night, Aromal’s friend and brother-in-law provide him with a cocktail, but accidentally, Ambili drinks it and speaks about her ex-lover, Sujit, to her husband and family. The take of Rajalakshmi in this, forms the rest of the film.

Star Performance

Anarkali Marikar and Ganapathi S Poduval delivered good performances. Althaf has given a decent work. Saritha Kuku’s performance is noteworthy. The rest of the stars have done justice to the given roles.

Analysis

The writing is a bit weak and the direction side didn’t take enough effort to elevate the story. The film starts on a simple note, but, moves towards unnecessary drinking sequences and goes out of the track. Though the performances are pretty decent, as the movie slips the track, it irks a little. The biggest plus about the film is that it shows the women on the stronger side, including Rajalakshmi, who runs a driving school and raises her kids solely. Though there are some hilarious moments, some of the comedy scenes didn’t work out and appear to be forcedly inserted.

What’s There?

  • The performances are good
  • Strong women characters are shown

What’s Not There?

  • The writing is weak, and the direction should have been a little better

Verdict

If we sideline those drinking sequences and irking jokes, the film is watchable once!


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