Manglish is the second directorial venture of Salaam Bappu, who made his directorial debut with Red Wine. The movie is all about Malik Bhai, a fish auctioneer and Michelle, an English girl who enters his life. Mammootty and Dutch actress Caroline Bech plays the lead roles in the film, which is an out-and-out comedy entertainer.
Malick Bhai (Mammootty) is a fish auctioneer, who is a familiar
face in Cochin harbour. Boss (Tini Tom) is his right hand. A
foreigner girl Michelle (Caroline Bech) enters his life. She comes
to India with some motives and Malick Bhai decides to help
But the communication between the two becomes very complicated
as Bhai is an English illiterate and Michelle hardly understands
Malayalam. The rest of the story develops in the grounds of the
funny communication between Malick Bhai and Michelle.
Cast and Performance
Mammootty excells in the role Malick Bhai with amazing comic
timing and the Fort Kochi dialect he uses in the movie. It is not a
big task for the mega star to play Malick Bhai, as he has done
numerous roles that have similar shades in his career. Caroline
Bech makes an impressive debut in Malayalam movies with the
The supporting actors Tiny Tom, Srindha Ashab, Vinay Fort,
Sathar, Ramu, Sudheer Karamana, Raveendran, P Balachandran, Joju
and Sunil Sugatha did complete justice to the roles their
Script and Direction
The script, which was penned by Riyaz is just average. Director
Salaam Bappu has managed to come up with a decent entertainer and
the movie is far better than Mammootty's last few releases.
The cinematography by Pradeep Varma is above average. Editing by
Vijay Sanker is not upto expectations.
Music and Background Score
Gopi Sundar excells in both songs and background score. The
title song by Dulquer Salmaan is well received by the
Manglish is a clean comedy entertainer, which is a one-time watchable flick