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      Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla Movie Review: An Age Old Entertainer

      By Akhila Menon

      Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla is a romantic-comedy which revolves around the title character Mathai, who has a tendency to interfere in other's life. Jayasurya plays the title role Mathai. Bhama essays the female lead opposite Jayasurya in the movie. Mukesh and Laksmi Gopalaswamy appears in pivotal roles. Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla is penned and directed by Akku Akbar. Anto Joseph produces the movie under Anto Joseph Film Company.

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      Mathai is an innocent good-hearted auto driver who hails from Thrissur. He has a tendency to interfere in other people's life knowingly or unknowingly. He intents to help people; but usually gets into trouble. His fiance (Bhama) is a nurse.

      Mathai enters the lives of Dr Nandakumar (Mukesh) and his wife Geetha (Lakshmi Gopalaswamy), thus toppling their family life upside down. This leads to some hilarious incidents and this forms the crux of the story.

      Cast And Performance

      Jayasurya shines as Mathai and increases the comical quotient of the movie with his Thrissur dialect and impeccable comic timing. Mukesh, who plays Dr Nandakumar strikes again with his humour sense and acting skills. Bhama, who plays Mathai's fiance, show great improvements in her acting skills and looks completely fit for the role. Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, who essays Nandakumar's wife Geetha performs her role to near perfection.

      Sreejith Ravi, who portrays a dance master, deserves a special applause for his amazing performance. Rest of the cast did complete justice to their respective roles.

      Script And Direction

      Main flaw of the movie is a not-so-engaging script written by director Akku Akbar, which has nothing new to convey. The repetitive theme is narrated with small improvisations in the movie. But the director succeeds in bringing the best out of the actors. The performance of the lead actors is the saving grace of the movie.

      Technical Aspects

      Pradeep Nair's cinematography is above average. Lijo Paul's editing is not upto standards, as the movie fails to engage the audience at certain points.

      Music and Background Score

      Anand Madhusoodanan's background score is impressive; but the songs are just average.


      An age old theme; watch it for the performances of actors.

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