Vacation, Vishu, Easter, Kerala is literally going through an electrifying mood now. Usually, Films had a major role in these celebrations. In past, during this time One movie of their favourite star is a mandatory thing for every Keralite. If it is an enetertainer, then no need to say more. And Big M’s’, Their Favourite sons never disappointed them in the past. But for the last very few years, things have been changed. Taste of Malayalam audience changed dramatically. They preferred concepts such as ‘realism’ than ‘Superstar’ movies. Everyone believed that the entire thinking or mood of the Malayalee Audience had a drastic change. Therefore the theatres lacked the celebrations. They remained silent. The Festival Mood was literally missing.
2019 literally brought back the celebration mood. From Petta to Lucifer, celebrations were overflowing. And from today Lucifer can relax a bit. Because today here comes Madhuraraja. In one word, both are the same. While Lucifer celebrated Mohanlal’s Stardom, Madhuraraja is completely owned by Mammootty’s screen presence. Even though both movies differ in their storyline, the ultimate aim remains the same;- Celebrating their Superheroes. Vysakh can relax now. Just like Prithviraj, he also succeeded in his attempt.
From the trailer, it was clear that Madhuraraja is not the sequel of Pokkiri Raja. The title character along with other few characters are displayed in a completely new storyline. The storyline may be different. But the ‘mass’ remains the same. Vysakh usually gives importance to ‘colour’. The same colourful flamboyance can be seen in each and every frame of Madhuraraja too. Action, comedy, dance, chauvinism, what all we can expect from a Superstar movie is completely displayed in a colourful way. The way fans want to see their Superstar, Udayakrishna penned Madhuraraja in such a manner. The movie may not impress the audience who prefer Realistic movies like Kumbalangi Nights. So such audience, please stand a little apart!
Madhuraraja is returning here for another mission. It also comprises of many battles. The story is happening in a village called Pambinthuruth. Here the antagonist, Nadeshan played by Jagapathi Babu opens a bar near the school. This leads to many issues among the residents, which lead Chinna Raja, played by Jai, to involve in the issue. But he fails to deal with the issue alone. This pushes the superhero of Pambinthuruth to enter.
Even though Madhuraraja takes a while to show up on screen, the first half ends with much needed ‘Mass Show’ of Raja. The Second Half is completely owned by Mammootty. There is no much space for other actors in the second half. The Slight political and social trope said in the second half lacked quality in narration too. It seems half baked and forceful. But the ‘mass’ elements and the screen presence just make us blast loud. Literally, it was the celebration of Mega Star. Climax is shown in such a way that, it may open the door for a third part.
Madhuraraja is almost similar to Pulimurugan, especially in its treatment. The story goes in a very predictable way. But the fights and dialogues never make us bore. There is a bit comedy too. Mammootty is super energetic in the mass scenes as well as comedy numbers. Peter Hein tried to keep up the standard of Pulimurugan in the stunt department. And above all, Mammooty has given his best in the stunts. The mixture was perfect along with the much needed music of Gopi Sundar.
Madhuraraja has all mass- elements. Maybe a bit more than Pokkiri Raja. The family might like it more than the first part. All family elements worked out to the core. There is a right mix of comedy for families as well the sentiments. Unlike the first part, the emotional side of Raja also shown here. Some of them looked a bit out of context, but still can be accepted.
A Cliche story with the perfect colourful treatment. Elements such as Fights and item number of Sunny Leone makes the attempt an engaging one. Certainly another Blockbuster. Kudos to Vysakh, Mammooty and Peter Hein!
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