Cobra Malayalam Movie Review


Cobra Malayalam Movie Review

Director- Lal

Producer- Anto Joseph

Cast- Mammootty, Lal, Padmapriya, Kaniha, Laloo Aalex etc.

Music- Alex Paul

Background music- Deepak Dev

Review By : Unni R Nair/

When Lal took took to directing, long after Siddique and Lal stopped directing movies together, I was happy. Siddique was delivering hits; Lal too would be doing the same, I thought. His first offering was good; ‘2 Harihar Nagar’ came as a good sequel to ‘In Harihar Nagar’, one of the best from Siddique and Lal. But then, with ‘In Ghost House Inn’, I was disappointed. The film did do well at the box office, but I was thoroughly disappointed. Still, I tried to justify the shortcomings, saying Lal should have given it some time to happen, he should have waited before planning yet another sequel. And then, he did ‘Tournament: Play and Replay’. “Youngsters, fresh faces; would be great!”- I thought. But then again Lal missed the mark. Then came the news that Lal was coming up with a film that had Mammootty and Lal himself in the lead, a complete laugh riot. Bingo! So we are going to get a big hit from Lal, I presumed.

But Lal has disappointed the film buff in me, totally and thoroughly. He has missed the mark once again. I wasted over two hours and Rs. 166 to watch a movie that left no impression whatsoever on my mind. I now tend to ask myself why I had to see the movie. But yes, I do have a reply; I had a review to write and hence my watching the movie was justified. But why did Lal have to make such a movie? Why did Mammootty have to act in it? Well, I can find no answers. The film lacks directorial brilliance on all counts and has no commendable performance from anyone in the cast, not even Mammootty. Now, let’s hope the producer, at least the producer, gets something (his money) out of the movie.

‘Cobra’ is the story of Raja (Mammootty) and Kari (Lal), who have been together since childhood. They could be twins, or it might even be that Kari was misplaced and Raja’s identical twin taken by someone else in the commotion that happened at the hospital years back. Raja is fair and handsome while Kari is dark in complexion and doesn’t seem like Raja’s brother at all. People have been making fun of Kari and even the parents had been discriminating against him. But Raja and Kari had always stuck together. They always chose to stay at places that had names starting with ‘Ko’ in Malayalam. And hence they came to be known as the ‘Cobras’. Now they want to add another ‘Ko’ by marrying two sisters and thus becoming co-brothers. They thus land up in Coimbatore and in the house of John Samuel (Laloo Aalex), whom they help out at a juncture and who incidentally have two daughters Annie (Kaniha) and Shirley (Padmapriya). They feel they can perhaps marry these two girls and get their dream realized. What all happens next forms the plot of ‘Cobra’.

Contrived scenes and sequences, half-baked script and weak characterization, humour that doesn’t deliver and such things mar the effectiveness of the whole thing for ‘Cobra’, a film that leaves you confused and even exhausted, at least to an extent. You can’t find anything that lingers in your memory or minds after you leave the theatres and there are lots of instances during the movie when you feel like letting out a yawn or two. You even tend to let out a sigh of relief when it ends.


Mammootty is OK, but there is nothing good about the role and he too gets to do nothing by way of performance. Lal is better. All the rest are just so so. It’s a film that you won’t remember for performances…never by any chance.

Technical aspects

Technicians like Venu (cinematography), Saajan (editing) and Prashant Madhav (art-direction) have nothing impressive to do in the whole affair, except routine stuff.


Neither the background score (by Deepak Dev) nor the songs composed by Alex Paul leave impressions on your minds.


Seems Lal didn’t take much pain scripting the movie. He is no doubt a good script-writer; he has done wonderful scripts along with Siddique in their early days and has also shown his skills at scripting ‘2 Harihar Nagar’, but it seems he took things for granted and didn’t pay much attention to the script.


Nothing much to say, poor show Mr. Lal. Better luck next time!

Verdict: Not at all impressive!!

Rating: 1.5/5




  1. Worst Film I ever seen.”Puzhu” is the suited name for this film.Lal,Ningaludeyum mattu nadanmaarudeyum ilinja montha kaanaanum,valicha dialogukal kelkkaanumalla prekshakar padam kaanan varunnathu.Santhosh Pandittine vimarsikkaan Ningalkkenthu Yogyathayund?Mega Star padamaanu Polum.Puthuthaayi irangunna puthiya cheriya samvidhaayakarude Onnaantharam padangal irangumbol aanu iththaram “Kopra”yangal!Ethra kashttapettitaanu ororutharum oro paisayum sambaathikkunnathennu ningalkkariyilla.Ningalkkokke ennu thiricharivu varaanaanu?

  2. Why do ppl hav to b part of any fan club and criticize another actor regardless of their performance or the movie itself?? Why can’t they just watch a movie and jus like it or not like it.. Here mohanlal fans mock at mammooty movies and the other way round..

  3. Poli padam . Full chali thamasha. Bore Climax. And the waste was the dance performed by mamooty and lal

  4. Never ever expected such a waste from Mammootty and Lal. They MUST understand that we are spending our time and hard earned money for watching films. I am NOT a member of ANY FANS association. YOU THE “FANS” are destroying this industry. First of all be wise enough to differentiate between good and bad. I never watch films on CDs, specially the new releases. This kind of films are FORCING people to watch it on CDs, so that they can save their money and time, I think.

  5. Please dont give false comments. Saw the movie yesterday..not worth the expectation and publicity. No story and hence you dont feel the pulse of the movie. Avoid, if possible.

  6. cobra kandu ..ethine cinema ennokke parayamo …cinema kandavar consumer courtil parathy koduthal oru thettum parayanilla…!am a die hard fan of malayalam cinema only,,,ethupolethe padam eduthu vijayippikkan nokkiya lal soyam vila kalanju…new generation cinemaykkanu eppo market…superstarukalum megastarukalum prayathinotha veshangal cheyyanam..janangalude kshema pareeekshikkaruth!….puthiya directorsine kandupadikkenda gathikedanu eviduthe thalathottappanmarkku…

  7. ini ingane tatti koottiya padam edukkaraude plz.verude mammokkayude vela generatine kandu padikke

  8. ente ammo orikkalum njan lal enna oru story writteril ninnum ithraykkum kuthara story kandittila njan filim kandu but entha story ennu inikku ithuvare mansilayilla prityekichu climax koora climax.pinne mamootyude karyam athine kurichu enikku onnum parayanilla bcoz nammal kochu kuttikal thettu cheythal onnum parayilla

  9. ithupoloru thallipoli padam lakil ninnum expect cheythittilla mammooka abhinayam nirthy valla kadalilum pokarutho?

  10. I love both superstars and youngsters..but let me tel something about this movie n mammukka…

    Dance ariyilla…pakshe dance cheythe adangoo….Comedy athrakku vazhangilla….ennaal pinne comedy cheythittu thanne karyam….!!! ee vazhikkaanu kurachu kaalamayi Malayalathinte megastar aalochikkunnath…. Vadakkan veeragathayum vaalsalyavum New-delhiyum okke namukku thanna Mahaanadanodu oru vaakk… Thaankalude nilayum vilayum thaankal swayam nasippikkukayanu.. ithrayum senior aaya oru nadan aayittum oru script vaayichu nookkiyal athil thanikk cheyyavunna enthenkilum undo ennu nokkanulla saamanya bodham polum thaankal kaanikkunnilla ennnath valare sankdam thanne… Suraj venjaramoodo Jayasuryayo okke cheyyenda role thaankale pole oraal cheyyunnath…athum ithu pole nilavaaram kuranja scriptil…!! mammukka..angaye snehikkunna malayalalikalude kshamaye iniyenkilum ingane pareekshikkaathirikkoo….anyway Forget the past..all the best for upcoming movies…

  11. Ee mammootty’ku vere pani nokikude.. Veruthe valichuvaari ella padaum cheyunu oru nilavaraumila.. Age etraum ayile athinu anusarichulla role cheyam..
    i expected a lot when i heard about The king & the commisioner..full prathikshaum thagarthu..
    nannaytu alojichu oru story ezhuthan epol aarkum vaiyya..ellam thattikootala..
    malayalam film epol thazheku poikondirikya…
    malayala cinema’ku avashyam actors alla..nalla story writters anu.. Just concentrate on that,then only malayalam film will survive long..
    All the best..

  12. ente kashu poye including this mammootty’s 8th movie in flop chart . after August 15, Bombay March 12, The train, Doubles, veneesile vyapari, king & commsnr, sikkari, kobra the koothara

  13. krishnanu radhayudeyum casting mattiyirunnel ithine kalum hit akumayirunnu haha

    ee mammookkakku enna patti? ingerku manager onnum ille? Veettukarum abhiprayam parayille kadha kettittu?

  14. super movie.climax average and unexcepted.1st half story and dance excellent.stund outstanding.any way gud movie.collected 3.14 crore in 4 days

  15. not a gud review ….the film s already charted as a hit….the direction of lal s not bad….technicians did a great job….1.5/5 s not a correct rating….so plz review this review …..

  16. As a Vacation mood family entertainer Cobra is a good movie…It is a blend of humour,action and suspence family entertainer…

  17. ningalku e nalla filmine kurichu veruthe poraymakal parayathe ee HIT film ine onnu angeekarikku. Mammootty & Lal rockz again. Aadhyam film poyi kaanu athinu shesham film ne kurichu vilayiruthu.

  18. This is entertainment….
    Evaluate in that way…..
    As an entertainment , this is a good movie….
    Thats why Megastar selected this ‘Raja’.

  19. I saw cobra,and its a gud film.
    first half-gud
    2nd half-gud xcept climax ,as it ws n usual climax..anyway cobra z a hit,bt nt a super hit.


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