Venicile Vyapari Movie Review


Venicile Vyapari Review

Director: Shafi
Distributor: Playhouse
Cast : Mammootty,Kavya Madhavan,Poonam Bajwa,Suraj Venjarammoodu,Salim Kumar
Music by : Bijipal
Cinematography : Shamdat
Editing by : Manoj
Distributed by : Murali Films
Review By : Thanseer M.A /

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Bodyguard may be the most commercially viable script, Malayalam has ever produced. Even though the script was great in commercial sense, it hadn’t filled the producer’s pocket. Why? Does he have holes in pocket? No. The answer lies in the perception about the stars and expectation of audience for that movie. Audience expected the film to be funny, but Bodyguard was not a comedy flick.

The same has happened for Venicile Vyapari, the only difference is that, the script was really, really, really mediocre.

People expected more comedy, naturally they got disappointed.  A Shafi film need not be ‘just ok’ to satisfy its viewers. If the same film was done by any other director it would have gratified the audience.


James Albert – was he a one film wonder/? Is he highly overrated?

Veniceile Vyapari’s second part was so stale, that the film hasn’t worked well with the audience.


Suraj’s numbers are not tickling the funny bones any more. Salim Kumar’s intro scenes are good, but later the comedy fades away. Kavya and Poonam were ok.

Mammooty did nothing exceptional.

Songs and BGM

Song Kannum Kannum hit the bull’s eye, while other songs weren’t as entertaining. BGM is ok.

Cameraman Shyamdat did fine work.

Like the film Sevens which used football just as an ingredient, the 70’s air is just for publicity.

People are coming for comedy. Shafi knows this more than anyone in Kerala, but he faltered. For the makers of Veniceile Vyapari this is a bad news.

Verdict This is a Johny Antony movie directed by Shafi.

 Rating : 2.75/5


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  1. We expect from shafi. I think he made a great mistake bez,why he took kavayamadhavan. Nobody accepts this girl now. She wants herown voice .Kavyamadhavan is much a complicated girl more than that –She is a dushakkunam now a days.Hindi actress is good . What happened to the story writerAll , malayalis know dileep has beged jury to give the award for gaddamma.

  2. “Bodyguard may be the most commercially viable script, Malayalam has ever produced”- Very funny.Now its my turn. Krishnanum Radhayum is a better film than Avatar.

  3. The first 45 minutes of this cinema is super. It reminded 70s 80s movies and was fun. But the movie couldn’t maintain its tempo in the later part. Mammoty played a unbelievably -ve character for 20 minutes. So many things in movie made it complicated. First murder case, then trader,then became rich, then became poor, jail, again rich again murder case. Too many thing for a 2.5 hrs movie. That too in unbelievable things. The suspense revealed through Salim Kumar is a great error from story writer.


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