Cast: Mohanlal, Mukesh, Bhavana, Lakshmi Rai
THE BASICS: Priyadarsan and Mohanlal are known for their off screen friendship and the duo have made some spectacular movies in the past. But Priyadarsan has always been accused of plagiarism and hasn’t tasted success in Malayalam for a while now. The film was originally titled Arabeem Ottakom P Madhavan Nairum but was changed to Oru Marubhoomikkatha after some Gulf based organizations protested against the title.
THE PLOT: It’s tough to explain the plot as there is nothing like a genuine storyline here! This film is a potpourri of many films made by others and some kind of a “retrospective of Priyadarsan films” considering the fact that here the director has copied from several of his own earlier movies. Comic situations from Kilukkam, Kakka Kuyil, Kilichundan Mambazham, Chandralekha and Vettam are seen here, in new form.
Madhavan Nair (Mohanlal) is working in the Gulf as an accountant in a company owned by an Arabi (Shakti Kapoor). He meets Meenakshi (Lakshmi Rai) just by chance and the two decides to get married. In between an old friend in dire straits named Abdu Kupleri (Mukesh) wants Madhavan to recommend him for a job in his company. Some silly confusion later, Madhavan and Abdu finds Elyana (Bhavana) inside a car. Their troubles start from then on.
THE REVIEW: With a storyline which is more ridiculous than Santosh Pandit’s Krishnanum Radhayum, Priyadarsan and Co tries really hard to evoke laughter. For that they join sequences from almost every Priyadarsan film. Still you feel bored. The jokes may be fine for those who watch the comic scenes from old films repeatedly in the TV channels. If you are looking for some freshness, skip this one!