After acting in three consecutive offbeat films, it seems doubtful if the audience will be willing to accept Mammootty in one of his light-hearted larger-than-life characters. But it looks as if the audience was only too happy to see him in a masala film!!!
It started with Karuthapakshikal. The film was well appreciated by the critics but the box office was not all that happy about it. This was followed by Palungu. Critics adored the film. But this time around, director Blessy's film only produced mixed results at the box office. It recovered its costs but did not make huge profits like the other films, Kazcha and Thanmatra did.
Mammootty's third offbeat film in the series was Kaioppu. Then, Maayavi arrived, much to everybody's relief. The film has become the first big hit of the year 2007. Shafi had previously directed Mammooty in Thommanum Makkalum, which was a superhit too. With Mayavi, Mammootty has proved that he can act in all roles with perfection.
It is nice to see Mammooty back in such roles!