Mr. Marumakan (lit. 'Mr. Son-in-law') is a 2012 Malayalam-language comedy-drama film written by the duo Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas and directed by Sandhya Mohan . The movie stars Dileep in the lead role with Sanusha, Bhagyaraj, Khushbu Sundar, Sheela, Biju Menon, Nedumudi Venu and Riyaz Khan in supporting roles.
|Directed by||Sandhya Mohan|
|Produced by||Maha Subair|
Siby K. Thomas
|Music by||Suresh Peters|
|Edited by||Mahesh Narayan|
Varnachitra Big Screen
|Distributed by||PJ Entertainments Europe|
The film is a remake of the 1989 Telugu film Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu, and tells the story of three rich women, Raja Kokila, her adopted daughter Raja Mallika and her daughter Raja Lakshmi who believe that a woman can survive without the help of a man. However, the entry of a lawyer-trained drama director Ashok Raj into their lives forces them to revise their opinions. Critical reactions to the film were mostly mixed, but the film managed to become a hit at the box office.
The movie is about an Advocate Ashok Chakravarthy (Dileep), who enters into the life of three women who are all of the belief that a woman can survive without a man in her life. Their thoughts are changed when one of the three, Ashok Raj, marries Raja Lakshmi (Sanusha). Into his life also enters a banking Ombudsman Balasubramanyam (Bhagyaraj), his father Raja Gopalan Thampi's (Nedumudi Venu) childhood friend. The three women's business entity is known as Raja's Groups of Company as they are Raja Kokila (Sheela), who is Chairperson of Raja's Groups of Company, Raja Mallika (Kusboo) and Raja Lakshmi. His entry into their family later reveals that Raja Kokila is step-mother to Raja Mallika, who was adopted when she was minor. Also, after the death of Raja Kokila's husband, she became the sole owner of her husband's assets and changed her name from Kokila to Raja Kokila. It is also revealed that the mother of Raja Mallika is their maid Bhavaniyamma (Kaviyoor Ponnamma). The movie ends with the reunion of Raja Mallika with both her husband and mother.
- Dileep as Ashoka Chakravarthy / Ashok Raj
- Bhagyaraj as Balasubrahmanyam (Ombudsman), Mallika's husband/Lakshmi's father
- Khushbu Sundar as Raja Mallika, Balasubrahmanyam's wife/Lakshmi's mother(Voice by Bhagyalakshmi)
- Sheela as Raja Kokila, Chairperson of Raja's Group.
- Sanusha as Raja Lakshmi, Ashok Raj's childhood friend/Mallika's Daughter/Ashok Raj's wife
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Bhavani Amma, Raja Mallika's birth mother
- Biju Menon as Babu Raj, elder brother of Ashok Raj, eldest son of Raja Gopalan Thampi
- Salim Kumar as Sankaranunni, Ashok's Friend
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Chantha Hamsa
- Harisree Ashokan as Keshu, Mallika's assistant
- Nedumudi Venu as Rajagopalan Thampy
- Baburaj as Adv. K.V. Panickar, Raja Mallika's legal advisor
- Mallika as Ashok's sister
- Sajitha Betti as Adv. K.V. Panicker's sister
- Lakshmipriya as Adv. K.V. Panicker's wife
- Riyaz Khan as A.C.P. Madhuram Ramachandran IPS
- Sai Kumar as Ramachandran, Ashok Chakravarthy's instructor
- Thesni Khan as Raja Mallika's assistant
- Ambika Mohan as Ambika, Raja Gopalan Thampi's wife/Ashok Raj's and Baburaj's mother
- Meghna Nair as Minmini, PA of Mallika
Metro Matinee gave the movie a verdict of "Time-Pass Entertainer", concluding that "On the whole, 'Mr. Marumakan' is a crowd-pleaser that knows exactly who its audience is. For die-hard fans of Dileep, this old-fashioned entertainer is a treat and delivers enough entertainment for your buck".
Sify the movie a verdict of "Strictly for Dileep fans!", commenting that "Mr. Marumakan is as archaic as formula is to films and it is packaged as an old-school masala potboiler aimed at Dileep fans. It is exaggerated and formulaic, but relies squarely on the charm of its leading man to pull off its over-the-top tone. And when you walk out of the theatres, you realize why Dileep is called the Janapriya Nayakan."
Paresh C. Palicha of Rediff gave the movie 2/5 stars, stating that "Mr. Marumakan is a typical Dileep film, not one expected from someone who is recently honoured as the Best Actor by the Kerala State Government."
Veeyen of Now Running gave the movie 2/5 stars, saying that "'Mr. Marumakan' offers little wackiness when it comes to humor since the jokes never build up. It has little on offer when it comes to emotions as the situations progress from clumsy to worse. The antics that he is up to make for tedious viewing, and this supposedly fun-in-law is in short, no won-in-law".
It earned ₹26 crore (US$3.6 million) in five weeks. The film completed 8000 shows and ran more than 100 days at the box office.
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||SIIMA Award for Best Comedian||Suraj Venjaramood||Won|||
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