Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum Review

Movie:Oru Marubhoomikkatha
Director:Priyadarsan
Cinematographer:Azhagappan
Music:M G Sreekumar
Cast:Mohanlal, Mukesh, Bhavana, Lakshmi Rai

Madhavan Nair (Mohanlal) is an accountant in a Gulf based firm run by a Sheikh (Shakti Kapoor). After some strange happenings which are straight out of films like Serendipity or its Hindi version, Milenge Milenge, the two decides to get married.

Meanwhile an old friend named Abdu Kupleri (Mukesh) comes to Madhavan’s office for some help. The story soon takes some dramatic turns and there is this kidnap drama involving a girl named Ileana (Bhavana), who is found inside a car parked near a desert. As we watch this senseless drama unfold with sheer disbelief, scenes from Priyadarsan’s earlier films like Kilukkam, Chandralekha, Kakkakuyil and Vettom are rehashed in silly ways.

If the copying done by director Priyadarsan and scenarist Abhilash Nair are not enough, composer M G Sreekumar too proves his talents in the art, lifting the tune of Egyptian singer Amr Diab’s hit number Rohy Mertahlak… for the song Madhavettanennum…

It has been a while since Priyadarsan made a film in Malayalam and it is obvious that he underestimates the viewers here. This film has been made without any sincerity and everyone involved in its making, which includes Mohanlal, owes an explanation to the viewers for this haphazardly made misadventure.

The buffoonery done to evoke laughter falls flat and this film insults the fans of a legend like Mohanlal and a talented filmmaker like Priyadarsan.

If you are the kind who can laugh watching virtually any absurd comedy, Arabiyum could turn out to be enjoyable in parts.

James Cameron pays a visit to Priyadarshan’s film set

There was a surprise visitor on the sets of Priyadarshan’s ‘Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum’, and it was none other than world renowned director James Cameron. Priyan had requested a meeting with Cameron the night before, after having come to know that the director was in the city for the Abudabi Media Summit 2011. However the director surprised everyone by arriving in person at the film sets. Priyan says that he was speechless for a while, when Cameron dropped in on his film set. The director talked for a while on 3D technology, and commented on Mohanlal’s acting. He also expressed surprise at films being made on such small budgets. Priyan who is overwhelmed, says that this is a meeting that he would never ever forget in his entire life. He also says that he has got the confidence to make a Hollywood 3D film through the meeting.

Priyan’s Lal film titled ‘Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum’

Priyadarshan’s Mohanlal film could very well boast to have one of the most intriguing titles heard in recent times.

Titled ‘Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum’, the film would have Mohanlal and Mukesh doing the lead roles along with Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.

Bhavana and Lekshmi Rai would be the heroines in the film that is expected to be a comedy thriller.

Priyan himself would script the film in all probability, and the shoot of the film is expected to start shortly at Trivandrum, Cochin and Dubai.