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Utopiayile Rajavu Movie Review: Entertainer Of The Season

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Rating:
3.0/5

Utopiayile Rajavu is the family entertainer, which stars Mammootty in the lead role. The movie is directed by veteran filmmaker Kamal and written by PS Rafeeq.

Popular TV host Jewel Mary plays the female lead. The movie is produced by Haseeb Haneef & Noushad Alathur under the banner Grande Film Corporation .

Utopiayile Rajavu Plot

The movie revolves around the imaginary village Kokkrankara. CP Swathanthran (Mammootty) is the son of a freedom fighter. His paternal cousin Soman Thampi (Sunil Sukhadha) snatches the ancestral properties after the death of the father.

Swathanthran is funnily called as 'Utopiayile Rajavu' by the villagers, due to his innocent nature and peculiar name. Things take a different turn when he decides to place a statue of his father in Kokkrankara junction. Then he meets Umadevi (Jewel Mary), a social worker. What happens next forms the rest of the plot.

Cast And Performance

Mammootty plays the innocent, honest CP Swathanthran to near perfection. The actor steals the show with his exceptional comic timing and exuberant screen presence. Jewel Mary makes a decent debut as Umadevi, a matured, responsible social worker. 

Sunil Sukhadha and Sethulakshmi, who appear in the supporting roles deserve special applauses for their brilliant performances.

The rest of the cast, including Janardhanan, TG Ravi, Joy Mathew, KPAC Lalitha, Sreekumar, Sasi Kalinga, Indrans, Saju Navodaya, Noby, Sudheer Karamana, Jayaraj Warrier, P Balachandran, Tini Tom, etc are good in their respective roles.

Script And Direction

The script is penned by PS Rafeeq. It is a bit hard to deal with the genre, magical realism. But here, the scenarist has succeded in making a perfect blend of magical realism and satirical comedy, with his brilliant screenplay.

The movie is rich with perfect comical situations and has criticized the attitude of the society towards the sensitive topics including religious beliefs, in a humorous way. 

Kamal, the director of the movie, is teaming up with Mammootty after a long gap of 9 years. The director has succeeded in conceiving the subject with complete perfection and doubtlessly met the expectations of the audience.

Technical Aspects

Neil D'Cunha handles the cinematography. The beautiful visualization have helped immensely in the narration of the movie. Rajagopal's editing is perfect in the first half; but the second half looks a bit cut-shorted, especially in the climax sequences.

Songs And Background Score

Ouseppachan has composed the songs and background score for the movie. Both songs perfectly matches the mood of the movie. Especially, the song Uppinu Pona Vazhiyethu stands out with rhythmic tune and excellent picturaization.

Verdict

A feel good entertainer recommended to all movie lovers.

Check out the slides for more details regarding the cast and crew of Utopiayile Rajavu

Mammootty

Mammootty plays CP Swathanthran, the son of a freedom fighter. He is extremely proud of his peculiar name.

Jewel Mary

Jewel Mary, the popular TV host is making her acting debut with the movie. Actually, she was supposed to debut with Mammootty's Pathemari; but the movie got postponed.

Supporting Cast

The movie is rich with an ample supporting cast, which includes veteran actors, including Janardhanan, KPAC Lalitha, TG Ravi, etc.

Kamal

The movie is directed by Kamal, the veteran filmmaker. He is teaming up with Mammootty after a long gap of 9 years.

Story, Screenplay And Dialogues

The story, screenplay and dialogues of the movie are written by PS Rafeeq.

Cineatography

Neil D'Cunha, who earned popularity for his work in Ennum Eppozhum, handles the cinematography of the movie.

Technical Aspects

Rajagopal handles the editing. SB Satheesh designes he costumes. Mafia Sasi is the action choreographer.

Songs And Background Score

Songs and background score are composed by Ouseppachan. He has also associated with Kamal for his last venture Nadan.

Production Banner

The movie is produced by Haseeb Haneef & Noushad Alathur under the banner Grande Productions.

Verdict

A complete comical family entertainer for the Onam season.

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