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Monsoon Mangoes Movie Review: Life & Cinema


Monsoon Mangoes is a feel-good entertainer which stars Fahadh Faasil in the central character. The movie is written and directed by Abi Varghese and produced by Thampy Anthony under the banner Kayal Films.

Monsoon Mangoes Story

Daveed aka DP Pallickal (Fahadh Faasil) is an aspiring film-maker in his early thirties. He is an unsuccessful man, who tries hard to find a producer for his dream movie. 

He finds a not-so-popular Bollywood actor named Premkumar (Vijay Raaz), to portray the central character in his movie. DP's struggles to complete his dream project form the rest of the plot.

Monsoon Mangoes Movie Review: Be Positive

Cast And Performance

Fahadh Faasil delivers an extraordinary performance as DP Pallickal. He reminds that he is still the best actor of the youngsters' league, with his exceptional acting skills.

Vijay Raaz deserves a special applause for his performance. Leading lady Iswarya Menon has nothing much to do in her minimal role. The rest of the actors, including Vinay Forrt, Tovino Thomas, Sanju Sivaram, Thampy Anthony etc play their parts well.

Script And Direction

Director Abi Varghese has succeeded in portraying the lives of US-based Malayalis to near perfection. But the script, which is written by the director himself, along with Naveen Bhaskar & Matt Grubb, lacks strength.

The movie travels through a slow pace and tests your patience at certain points. This prevents Monsoon Mangoes from being an audience-friendly movie.

Technical Aspects

Lukasz Pruchnik's breathtaking visuals make the movie a visual treat. It is undoubtedly the first Malayalam movie to feature US in the silver screen, in its full glory. Donmax's editing is not effective, as the movie disappoints with its slow pace.


Songs and background score, composed by Jakes Bijoy is fresh, rhythmic and completely sinks in with the mood of the movie.


An inspiring, feel-good movie experience for the film lovers.

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