Malaikottai Vaaliban OTT Release Date Confirmed: Find Out When and Where to Watch This Mohanlal Starrer, Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery
Malaikottai Vaaliban OTT Release Date Confirmed: Find Out When and Where to Watch This Mohanlal Starrer, Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery (Picture Credit: IMDb)

What is the story of Malaikottai Vaaliban?

‘Malaikottai Vaaliban’ is a multifaceted narrative blending action, fantasy, history, and drama. The story revolves around Vaaliban, an undefeated warrior whose encounter with a dancer named Rangapattinam Rangarani and a mysterious figure named Chamathakan sets off a chain of events.

Who are the creators of Malaikottai Vaaliban?

Lijo Jose Pellissery as the director, P.S. Rafeeque as the writer, and starring Mohanlal, Sonalee Kulkarni, and Hareesh Peradi, with Danish Sait portraying the antagonist. Along with cinematographer Madhu Neelakandan and composer Prashant Pillai. The film was produced by John & Mary Creative, Century Films, Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments, Saregama, and Amen Movie Monastery, with a budget of Rs 65 crore.

Theatrical release, response, and box office

The film made its theatrical debut on January 25, 2024, garnering mixed reviews from critics. But generally got praised for its cinematography. The film faced challenges at the box office. Prolonged runtime, pacing issues, and occasional plot inconsistencies contributed to its commercial disappointment. Ultimately, “Malaikottai Vaaliban” struggled to impact the box office significantly, collecting only 29 crore rupees and marking it as a significant flop theatrically.

How was the performance of the cast?

As the undefeated warrior Vaaliban, Mohanlal had unparalleled versatility and a commanding on-screen presence. Sonalee Kulkarni was convincing in her role. However, Danish Sait, as the antagonist, seems to veer into overacting, diminishing the effectiveness of his character, while Hareesh Peradi needs to be more unconvincing in his role. Despite this, the ensemble cast works together to bring the story to life, contributing to the film’s appeal despite its shortcomings.

OTT release date & platform

The release date is Friday, February 23, 2024, on Disney+ Hotstar. Originally made in Malayalam, the film has been dubbed into Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi.

Who should watch it?

Dive into “Malaikottai Vaaliban” cautiously, as your viewing experience hinges on your cinematic inclinations. Mohanlal enthusiasts and aficionados of multi-genre tales might uncover gems to relish. Yet, those craving seamless narratives might encounter pacing hurdles and plot complexities. Despite its multilingual accessibility, your verdict on the film’s merit will ultimately be swayed by your individual tastes.

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