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Mohanlal's 'Velipadinte Pusthakam': audience review

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Mohanlal’s ‘Velipadinte Pusthakam’: what to expect Poster of the movie

And the book of revelation has finally been opened! Yes, the much-awaited Mohanlal-movie, directed by Lal Jose, has hit the screens and fans are excited to see their superstar on-screen after a brief hiatus.

Ever since the actor revealed his two different get-ups in the movie, movie buffs were curious to see the dual avatars of the complete actor. As for the teaser, Velipadinte Pusthakam seems to be a total surprise package, which will satisfy both movie lovers and Mohanlal fans.

Penned by Benny P. Nayarambalam, Velipadinte Pusthakam features Mohanlal in the role of Prof. Michael Idikkula, the vice-principal of a college.

Velipadinte Pusthakam A scene outside Abhilash theater, Kottayam. Photo: Padmakumar K

Angamaly Diaries fame Reshma Rajan is the female lead opposite Mohanlal in the movie. Reshma will be seen playing the role of a young assistant professor in the campus movie.

Also read: Velipadinte Pusthakam review

Arun Kurian (Aanandam), Sarath Kumar (Angamaly Diaries), Salim Kumar and Alancier will also be seen in pivotal roles.

While Vishnu Sharma is the director of photography, Shaan Rahman has handled the music department. The song 'Jimmiki Kammal' from the movie by Vineeth Sreenivasan is already a hit and has gone viral on social media.

As you wait for the review, here we bring you a timeline from a theater in Kottayam:

Velipadinte Pusthakam Crowd at Abhilash theater for the FDFS. Photo: Padmakumar K

» About 90 fan shows have been confirmed from early morning across Kerala.

» The movie, produced by Antony Perumbavoor for Aashirvad Cinemas, is releasing in around 200 screens in Kerala and 400 screens across India.

Velipadinte Pushtakam

» Celebrations begin

» The show gets delayed and fans become restless

» After 15 minutes of confusion, the show finally begins

Velipadinte Pusthakam

» Audience dances to the song 'Jimikki Kammal'

» The theatre thunder in applause and cheer when Mohanlal makes his arrival

Velipadinte Pusthakam

» Interval

» First verdict: A typical commercial entertainer with an impressive storyline

» Salim Kumar sizzles with trite counters

» Second half is dull compared to the first

» Predictable climax

Meanwhile, early reports from viewers suggest that the movie is being well-received. Check out for a few tweets:

» While one viewer has applauded Salim Kumar's performance, another one revealed that the movie will meet expectations.

» It seems audience were disappointed with the climax that missed Lal Jose magic.

» Calling Velipadinte Pusthakam a decent entertainer, many applauded Mohanlal's and Reshma's performance, while some were disappointed about its weak script.

The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.

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