At a time when big banner films and movies with superstars like Mammootty and Mohanlal in the lead are falling flat at the box office, Mayamohini with Dileep in the lead is like a whiff of fresh air!
Story of Mayamohini revolves around an ancestral home called Vadakedathu tharavad. Appumama is now the karnavar of the house. He is a bachelor and lives for the well being of his cousin Bala Krishnan (Biju Menon). Bala Krishnan is too innocent. Lakshmi Narayanan (Baburaj), an advocate, who is ten years elder to him is his only friend. Lakshmi Narayanan encourages him to start a business. But astrologers predicted that Bala Krisnan's field is not business. His business begins to shatter one by one.
Overall, Mayamohini is an enjoyable roller-coaster ride filled with lot of fun filled moments. Watch it only if you promise to keep your brains aside while watching!
Mayamohini is a comic caper and director Jose Thomas seems very focussed throughout the film. His intention is only to keep the audience in splits, and that he does very convincingly. Visuals by Anil Nair and music by Berny-Ignatius’ is apt for the mood of the film. The first half of Mayamohini is extremely fast and the audience does not get the opportunity to think too much. You are engrossed with the amount of comic activities that are happening. The highlight of Mayamohini is without doubt the brilliant performance by the lead actors, especially Dileep. Make up on Dileep by Roshan is excellent. The transformation of Dileep to a seductress was too good.
The second half of Mayamohini could have been more crispier as it slows down to a great extent. Editor Lijo Paul could have easily reduced 15-20 minutes of the film. Director Jose Thomas could have avoided making the second half so serious. Mayamohini lacks a great script and the fun filled screenplay by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas could have been better. Besides, the film gets more and more predictable towards the end, which is a drawback.
Dileep, Baburaj and Biju Menon are the USP of Mayamohini. Baburaj, who was deeply appreciated for the ease in which he portrayed his role in Salt and Pepper has done it again. Baburaj, with his serious looks and amazing dialogue delivery leave the audience in splits. Baburaj, along with Biju Menon are able to strike a chord with the audience. Dileep, who plays the role of Biju Menon's North Indian wife is an absolute delight to watch. Dileep's comic timing and his various comic capers can make the audience roll out with laughter. Though Mythili and Lakshmi Rai were good, they didn't have much to do. The rest of the star-cast gave a decent performance.
Cast: Dileep, Baburaj, Biju Menon, Mythili, Lakshmi Rai
Director: Jose Thomas
Producer: Dileep P Sukumar, Madhu Warrier