Maarconi Mathaai movie review: Vijay Sethupathi, Jayaram try hard in this poor crowd-pleaser

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Maarconi Mathaai movie review Maarconi Mathaai feels like a desperate attempt to please the crowd by rehashing old tricks from the how-to-make-a-superficial-feel-good-film book.

Maarconi Mathaai movie cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Jayaram
Maarconi Mathaai movie director: Sanil Kalathil
Maarconi Mathaai movie rating: 1 star

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Seasoned actor Jayaram plays kind-hearted Mathai in director Sanil Kalathils Maarconi Mathaai. Set in the backdrop of a scenic village in Kerala, the film sets out to tell a love story albeit through a radio show, which is hosted by a special guest, Vijay Sethupathi, who plays himself.

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Mathais village Anjangadi is surprisingly untouched by the advancements of technology. It is a humble village where the main source of entertainment for its inhabitants are radio players with a government-run radio channel. Our hero sets up an antenna at the centre of the town that catches the airwaves of a private radio channel. He brought the radio waves to his village, and hence he is called Marconi Mathai, the prefix refers to Guglielmo Marconi, the father of the radio.

Mathai makes a living as a security guard of a cooperative bank in the village. He spends more time gardening on a balcony, listing to the radio, drinking alcohol, buying vegetables and sharing his beverages with others than guarding the cooperative bank. But, his employers are completely okay with his negligence for he brings joy and happiness to everyones lives. How come? Just by being a textbook people pleaser.

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For 47 years, Mathais family or his friends did not care about him being single. And, they suddenly wake up to the harsh reality and decides to force him into marrying someone. For 47 years he did not fall in love with anyRead More – Source

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