Mariyam Mukku is the debut directorial venture of James Albert. The movie stars Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. Vikramadithyan fame Sana Althaf plays the female lead opposite Fahadh in the movie. Manoj K Jayan, Joy Mathew, Aju Varghese etc plays the other pivotal roles. Mariyam Mukku is produced by AK Sabeer under the banner Sam Big Movies.
Mariyam Mukku is a seashore village and
Mariyaan Ashan (Manoj K Jayan) is the leader of the villagers.
Felix (Fahadh Faasil), Mariyan Aashan's foster son, falls in love
with his childhood friend Salomi (Sana Althaf), daughter of Sayip
(Joy Mathew). After a series of incidents, Felix comes into a
situation which demands him to choose between Aashan or Salomi.
This forms the crux of the story.
Cast and Performance
Fahadh Faasil steals the show as Felix, a rough yet loving
villager. The actors completely sinks into the character with his
impeccable mannerisms and coastal dialect. Sana Althaf, who makes
her debut in lead roles perfectly fits into her minimal roel. Sana
highly resembles the popular actress Asin.
Manoj K Jayan excels as Mariyaan Ashan. Joy Mathew and Irshad
delivers decent performances. Aju Varghese who has become an
inevitable factor of the contemporary cinema, badly needs an image
breaking role. The actor fails to impress with his repetitive
Script and Direction
James Albert, who makes his directorial debut, succeeds in
covering the flaws of a weak script. The screenplay fails to
portray a strong romance track between the lead pair; as well to
add more elements to make the plot engaging.
Gireesh Gangadharan's impressive cinematography helps to create
a visual impact from the beginning to end. Ranjan Abraham's editing
is upto marks.
Music and Background Score
Vidyasagar's songs fail to impress; while the decent background
score completely sinks with the mood of the movie.
A movie which can be watched without much expectations
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Fahadh Faasil's Performance
Fahadh excels as rough villager, Felix.
The script fails to make the plot engaging and ends up without
making any impact.
Sana Althaf's Decent Debut
Sana Althaf makes a decent debut in lead roles, with a minimal
Cinematographer Gireesh Gangadhar succeeds in creating a visual
impact on screen.
Strong Supporting Cast
The movie has an effective star cast, which acts as the soul
Average Songs And Decent Background Score
Vidyasagar fails to impress with the songs; but makes an impack
with the decent background score.
Watch Without Expectations
Even though it is a movie which doesn't meet the expectations of
the audience; perfect star cast, stunning visuals and decent bgm
makes Mariyam Mukku a one-time watchable flick.