Manglish is the second directorial venture of Salaam Bappu, who made his directorial debut with Red Wine. The movie is all about Malik Bhai, a fish auctioneer and Michelle, an English girl who enters his life. Mammootty and Dutch actress Caroline Bech plays the lead roles in the film, which is an out-and-out comedy entertainer.
Malick Bhai (Mammootty) is a fish auctioneer, who is a familiar face in Cochin harbour. Boss (Tini Tom) is his right hand. A foreigner girl Michelle (Caroline Bech) enters his life. She comes to India with some motives and Malick Bhai decides to help her.
But the communication between the two becomes very complicated as Bhai is an English illiterate and Michelle hardly understands Malayalam. The rest of the story develops in the grounds of the funny communication between Malick Bhai and Michelle.
Cast and Performance
Mammootty excells in the role Malick Bhai with amazing comic timing and the Fort Kochi dialect he uses in the movie. It is not a big task for the mega star to play Malick Bhai, as he has done numerous roles that have similar shades in his career. Caroline Bech makes an impressive debut in Malayalam movies with the character Michelle.
The supporting actors Tiny Tom, Srindha Ashab, Vinay Fort, Sathar, Ramu, Sudheer Karamana, Raveendran, P Balachandran, Joju and Sunil Sugatha did complete justice to the roles their roles.
Script and Direction
The script, which was penned by Riyaz is just average. Director Salaam Bappu has managed to come up with a decent entertainer and the movie is far better than Mammootty's last few releases.
The cinematography by Pradeep Varma is above average. Editing by Vijay Sanker is not upto expectations.
Music and Background Score
Gopi Sundar excells in both songs and background score. The title song by Dulquer Salmaan is well received by the audience.
Manglish is a clean comedy entertainer, which is a one-time watchable flick