Directed by: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Written by: P. S. Rafeeque,Lijo Jose Pellissery
Produced by: Shibu Baby John,Achu Baby John,Vikram Mehra,Siddharth Anand Kumar,M. C. Philip, and Jacob K. Babu
Starring: Mohanlal
Cinematography: Madhu Neelakandan
Edited ; Deepu S. Joseph
Music by ; Prasant Pillai
Production companies: John & Mary Creative,Century Films,
Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainment
Yoodlee Films,Amen Movie Monastery
Release date: January 25, 2024

Malaikottai Vaaliban is a Malayalam-language film directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, who also co-wrote the screenplay with P. S. Rafeeque.It was jointly produced by John & Mary Creative (in their maiden production), Century Films, Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments, and Yoodlee Films, along with Amen Movie Monastery.  The film stars Mohanlal in the title role. The original score and songs were composed by Prashant Pillai.

Lijo Jose Pallissery, a multifaceted director, and Mohanlal coming together is enough to bring the audience to the theatre on the first day. But what that combo served the audience is what determines the fate of the movie. Here in Malaikkottai Vaaliban, all expectations were lost. Although Lijo did not satisfy all kinds of audiences till yesterday, he did not fail as a director, but today we have to see the failure of LJP as a director in Malaikkottai Vaaliban.He just delivered the worst film of his career …Fifteen minutes substanceand he narrated two and half hour. Even after the first half of the story, LJP is testing the audience as much as possible – no substance,clarity or connection..

Madhu Neelakantan’s Frames, Vikram more, and Supreme Sundar’s action and Mohanlal’s ease in the fights aside, Malaikottai Vaaliban is a complete failure.Vaaliban passes without any high moments that should be found in rich big canvas movies. Purposeful scenes turn out to be dead because of slow narration and taking. The lead to the second part and the dialogue fragments of the film make the audience laugh more than they are thought-provoking, which highlights the tragic situation of the film.

The audience is bored by the overly dramatic dialogues, and Prashanth Pillai added repetitive BGM to the play and made the scenes more tragic.


An impactless, misfired, slow-paced drama high in technical aspects.