A wave of laugh riots had rocked the Malayalam film industry during the 80s and into the 90s. The legendary combo which had motored this tsunami wave was the one of childhood friends Superstar Mohanlal and Super Director Priyadarshan. Some of the early slapstick comedies of this team, like 'Mazha Peyyunnu Madalam Kottunnnu' have achieved cult status and its dialogues are quoted chapter and verse by every segment of the population ranging from the six year old to the sixty year old. 'ArabeemOttakom P Madhavan Nayarum' arrives with high expectations of the revival of that old magic..
The rest of the cast includes established actors known especially for their comic talents like Innocent, Mamukkoya and Maniyan Pillai Raju. Suraj Venjaramoodu gets to work for the first time in a Priyadarshan movie. The presence of Sakthi Kapoor and Vidya Balan in a cameo appearance will give a touch of Bollywood to the movie. South Indian beauties Lekshmi Rai and Bhavana play the female leads in this movie, which has been shot mostly in the Middle East.
“The story is about the importance of money in the lives of the characters of Mohanlal, Mukesh and me. Both of them are fabulous actors and I could manage to match up with them only with a strong role which was given to me by the director,” - says Bhavana, about her role in the film.
“No other language can match Malayalam comedy,” says the veteran actor
Mukesh. “Working with Priyan has always been amazing. The roles he
offers are always prominent. In 'Oru Marubhoomikatha' too I play a
character equally important as Mohanlal.”
Produced by Naveen Sashidharan and V Ashok Kumar, 'Arabeem Ottakom P Madhavan Nayarum' has its camera handled by the very experienced hands of the reputed cinematographer Azhagappan. According to latest reports, the film is now scheduled to release on December 16. With a lot of hype and even more expectation, yet arriving amidst doubts and controversies, is the Christmas treat by the dream team of Mohanlal – Priyadarshan – Mukesh. With Malayalam films still to recover fully from the blows it had to suffer due to major releases from other languages during the Deepavali season, every eye is on 'ArabeemOttakom P Madhavan Nayarum' to bring the lost smile back on the distributors, theatre owners and the audience alike.
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