Mamangam review: An untold Saga of the brave
Mamangam, the ever time big budget movie in Malayalam, chronicles the history of brave warriors in Valluvand. Putting an end to the long wait of audience, the movie was released on Thursday.
Mammootty starrer ‘Mamangam’ will be recorded as a historical drama in Mollywood like Pazhassiraja. Characters in the movie appeal to the audience with great action sequences and heavy dialogues. Apart from an action thriller, the movie mesmerises the audience with impressive emotional scenes.
Mamangam portrays the story of the suicide-squad which is a group of warriors called ‘Chaverpada’. Mammootty, Unni Mukundan, Siddique and Master Achuthan play pivotal roles in the movie.
The movie begins with the narration of director Ranjith. Valluvakonathiri, the king of Valluvanad who was the patron of Mamangam festival protests against the Kozhikode Zamorin when he takes over his land. Valluvakonathiri sends his best warriors as ‘Chaver’ to kill the Zamorin to the Mamangam venue.
Zamorin was the most powerful king in western coast and as expected the warriors of Valluvand were killed in the historic Mamangam venue. The great warriors refused to die as slaves of the Zamorin and fought bravely to protect the heritage of their land. Usually, body of these warriors were never taken back to their land. But mortal remains of Chanthunni, a great warrior was brought to Valluvand. His memorial is seen at Pangu in Malappuram.
No historical evidence is available on Chanthunni. But the stories narrated through the folk songs, influenced story writers to create Chanthunni’s character for the movie.
‘Mamangam’ is a fictional narration of the historic events that took place in AD 1695. Mammootty will be seen in different get-ups in the movie. The megastar as Chandroth Valiya Panicker inspires the warriors to defeat their fear and fight like a brave man for their land. His dialogues make the movie a real saga of the brave.
Unni Mukundan has given complete justice to his character- Chandroth Panicker. Master Achuthan also nailed his role in the climax.
Prachi Tehlan, Kaniha, Anu Sithara and Iniya are seen in the female lead roles. Their roles have great importance in the story.
The art work needs a special mention in the movie. The work behind Mamangam venue createion praiseworthy.
Mamangam directed by M Padma Kumar is produced by Venu Kunnappilly. Manoj Pillai’s camera skills and M Jayachandran’s beautiful songs makes the movie a great experience for the audience.