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Mariyam Mukku Movie Review: Watch It Without Expectations

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Mariyam Mukku is the debut directorial venture of James Albert. The movie stars Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. Vikramadithyan fame Sana Althaf plays the female lead opposite Fahadh in the movie. Manoj K Jayan, Joy Mathew, Aju Varghese etc plays the other pivotal roles. Mariyam Mukku is produced by AK Sabeer under the banner Sam Big Movies.


Mariyam Mukku is a  seashore village and Mariyaan Ashan (Manoj K Jayan) is the leader of the villagers. Felix (Fahadh Faasil), Mariyan Aashan's foster son, falls in love with his childhood friend Salomi (Sana Althaf), daughter of Sayip (Joy Mathew). After a series of incidents, Felix comes into a situation which demands him to choose between Aashan or Salomi. This forms the crux of the story.

Cast and Performance

Fahadh Faasil steals the show as Felix, a rough yet loving villager. The actors completely sinks into the character with his impeccable mannerisms and coastal dialect. Sana Althaf, who makes her debut in lead roles perfectly fits into her minimal roel. Sana highly resembles the popular actress Asin.

Manoj K Jayan excels as Mariyaan Ashan. Joy Mathew and Irshad delivers decent performances. Aju Varghese who has become an inevitable factor of the contemporary cinema, badly needs an image breaking role. The actor fails to impress with his repetitive performance.

Script and Direction

James Albert, who makes his directorial debut, succeeds in covering the flaws of a weak script. The screenplay fails to portray a strong romance track between the lead pair; as well to add more elements to make the plot engaging. 

Technical Aspects

Gireesh Gangadharan's impressive cinematography helps to create a visual impact from the beginning to end. Ranjan Abraham's editing is upto marks.

Music and Background Score

Vidyasagar's songs fail to impress; while the decent background score completely sinks with the mood of the movie.


A movie which can be watched without much expectations

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Fahadh Faasil's Performance

Fahadh excels as rough villager, Felix.

Weak Script

The script fails to make the plot engaging and ends up without making any impact.

Sana Althaf's Decent Debut

Sana Althaf makes a decent debut in lead roles, with a minimal role.

Stunning Visualization

Cinematographer Gireesh Gangadhar succeeds in creating a visual impact on screen.

Strong Supporting Cast

The movie has an effective star cast, which acts as the soul saving grace.

Average Songs And Decent Background Score

Vidyasagar fails to impress with the songs; but makes an impack with the decent background score.

Watch Without Expectations

Even though it is a movie which doesn't meet the expectations of the audience; perfect star cast, stunning visuals and decent bgm makes Mariyam Mukku a one-time watchable flick.

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