Mamangam Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and a half stars!)
Star Cast: Mammootty, Unni Mukundan, Achuthan, Prachi Tehlan, Siddique
Director: M. Padmakumar
In Hindi cinema these days, stories of Indian kings confronting the Mughals are being made. After films like Padmavat, Tanaji and Prithviraj, this wave of showing the ferocious face of the Mughals again to the general public has reached Kerala as the film Mamangam. The people of Kerala have earned a lot of money in Dubai.
Venu Kunnappilly is also one such businessman who got the idea to make a film on one such desi story after watching the film Bahubali. When the entire family of Kumbh Melas in Kerala became a Muslim by converting to Islam, the story of a suicide squad swearing to kill the Muslim ruler sitting on the throne.
Mammootty, who met in Kochi during the shooting of the film, also told this thing, but his emphasis was on that his character was true. His name is in history. Just the writers have created fantasy scenes to show the heroism of this character. And, it is these fictional scenes in which the film keeps beating from the beginning to the end. Why did Mammootty’s impassioned face become his son, Achuthan, even throughout the film, only director M Padmakumar can tell.
The role of Prachi Tahalan, who was a national level netball player, has not been able to expand much like Siddique, the other powerful artist of the film. But, Prachi has made a big impression in her small role. He sees the possibilities of tomorrow and in Hindi cinema, he also hopes to become a pair of strong heroes like John Abraham and Vidyut Jamwal. Unni does not have strong dialogues and there is no interest when watching a film of the same action again and again. Achuthan was told that he has been selected after audition of thousands of children but no such notable thing is seen in his action as well.