: Malik Bhai is an influential fish auctioneer in Kochi harbour and his path crosses with a beautiful tourist, Michelle, from England. As the story unfolds, the true intention of Michelle's visit and whether Bhai can help her are revealed.
: A tale dipped in the 'love and trust that transcend communication barriers', Manglish has everything for a Mammootty fan. His charisma is wrapped in action sequences and songs, awestruck friends and foes, and adept slang usage. The film's protagonist Malik Bhai is no challenge for Mammootty as an actor, and the film offers no memorable or outstanding, recall-worthy comic moments or dialogues.
Malik Bhai, a divorcee, is an influential yet gentleman fish auctioneer - a familiar name in the harbour. He meets a feisty foreigner, Michelle, by the turn of events. Though their association starts on a rough note, the two eventually soften towards each other, despite the communication barrier. Though happily wrapped in the warmth of the hospitality extended by Malik Bhai's friends and family, Michelle's intentions are a lot more than touring around. How she goes about it and Malik's efforts towards the same form the crux of the story.
The protagonist's attempt to master the 'gentleman's language', the Malik-Michelle romantic sparks, the antics of Tini Tom and Srinda Ashab who showcase great performances, are a handful of memorable moments from the film, apart from the repeated heroism of the megastar. Dutch actress Caroline Bech is a refreshing presence and she wins hearts, both with looks and acting. Sudheer Karamana has done his best as the ruthless villain and so have Joju, Sunil Sugadha and P Balachandran in the limited comedy space offered for them.
The sub plots of real estate tussle, relationship drama and romance, however, infuse an air of seriousness into the film on and off. A little more of comedy included in the script could have improved the film's entertainment quotient. For average viewers, the second half can be a bit complex with too many details packed in. Though the climax is extremely predictable, the film is engaging and well-packed with quality music.
can be termed a decent one-time watch.