Mammootty-Kavya Madhavan starrer Venicile Vyapari, directed by Shafi is loosely based on William Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice'. The title Venicile Vyapari was suggested by Salim Kumar, the National Award winning actor.
Venicle Vyapari has nothing much to offer. Just having a superstar in a film is not enough to win the applause of the audience. Though Venicle Vyapari is a comedy, the film fails to tickle bones.
Venicle Vyapari is a typical Mammootty flick where he's seen in different costumes, doing a few action and comedy scenes. The director tried to bring the 80's look by getting Mammooty to wear wigs and colourful shirts with big collars. Unfortunately, he fails to give the actual feel. The SMS jokes don't do much either to provoke laughter.