Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is the family entertainer, which stars Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie, which is an adaptation of the short story Pranayopanishad, is directed by Jibu Jacob and scripted by Sindhu Raj. Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is produced by Weekend Blockbusters.
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Story
Ulahannan aka Unnachan is a middle-aged man who works as a Panchayath Secretary. His family consists of wife Anniyamma, and kids Jinny and Jerry. Unnachan and Anniyamma are bored in their 19-years-old married life and finds comfort in their friend circles and TV serials, respectively.
After a point, Unnachan even tries to be involved in an extra-marital affair with Julie, but fails miserably. But soon he realises that he has always had feelings for only one woman, and that is his wife Anniyamma. How the couple reinvents their romance, is depicted with some interesting subplots...
Cast & Crew
Mohanlal As Ulahannan
Mohanlal, who plays Ulahannan, is the real show stealer. The actor excels with his impeccable comic timing and killer expressions. The complete actor delivers one of his best performances in recent times, in the movie.
Meena As Anniyamma
Meena, who appears as Anniyamma, has played her part to near perfection. She excels as the middle-class Malayali woman, and her fantastic onscreen chemistry with Mohanlal is a treat to watch.
Aima Sebastian As Jini
Aima Sebastian, who plays Ulahannan and Anniyamma's daughter Jiny, has neatly essayed her role. The actress delivered a balanced performance, especially in the second half.
Sanoop Santhosh As Jerry
Popular child artist Sanoop Santhosh portrays Ulahannan and Anniyamma's son, Jerry. Even though he doesn't have much scope to perform, Sanoop has made a mark with his lovely screen presence.
Anoop Menon As Venukuttan
Anoop Menon, the actor-writer is at his humorous best, as Ulahannan's best buddy Venukuttan. Anoop has once again proved that he can handle comical roles perfectly, with his performance in the movie.
Direction: Jibu Jacob
Jibu Jacob proves his craft once again by making a beautiful entertainer with the perfect blend of humour and emotional elements. Despite the little flaws including the over-dragged subplots and wasted supporting characters, the director has succeeded in delivering a perfect movie experience.
Screenplay & Dialogues: M Sindhuraj
M Sindhuraj, the scenarist has succeeded in making a perfect adaptation for VJ James's short story, by including the right amount of situational humour and emotional elements. However, he could have avoided the overly-dragged subplots and unnecessary characters.
Cinematography: Pramod K Pillai
Pramod K Pillai, the cinematographer has done a fabulous job with his beautiful visuals. The song sequences, especially Punnamadakkayal are total visual treats.
Music: Bijibal & M Jayachandran
Bijibal once again makes a mark with his extraordinary background score, which creates a perfect mood to the plot. But, songs composed by Bijibal and M Jayachandran are just okay and easily forgettable.
The Supporting Cast
Suraj Venjarammodu, who plays the Panchayath President scores with his exceptional comic timing, even with his repetitive role. Asha Sharath makes an impressive cameo appearance as Ulahannan's ex-lover Indhulekha.
Bindu Panicker scores with her natural performance as Girija. The rest of the star cast, including Alencier Ley, Kalabhavan Shahjohn, Srinda, Neha Saxena, Suresh Krishna, Sudheer Karamana, Sharafudheen, Rahul Madhav, Ganapathi, etc. are fine in their respective roles.
Other Technical Aspects
Sooraj ES's editing could have been more effective, as the movie lags at a few points. The graphics used in the flashback sequences is not up to the standards.
Mohanlal is back with a complete treat for the audiences of all age groups, after the 50 days long theatre strike. Watch this one with your family..!!!