Mariyam Mukku

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Mariyam Mukku
Theatrical poster
Directed byJames Albert
Written byJames Albert
Produced byA. K. Sabeer
StarringFahadh Faasil
Manoj K. Jayan
Prathap Pothan
Joy Mathew
Sana Althaf
CinematographyGireesh Gangadharan
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Music byVidyasagar
Sam Big Movies
Distributed byLJ Films Pvt. Ltd
Release date
  • 23 January 2015 (2015-01-23)
Running time
137 minutes

Mariyam Mukku is a 2015 Indian Malayalam-language romantic fantasy drama written and directed by James Albert.[1] The film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter James. The film was distributed by LJ Films. It stars Fahadh Faasil and Sana Althaf in the lead roles along with Manoj K. Jayan, Joy Mathew, Irshad, Sadiq, Nandhu, Prathap Pothan and Saju Navodaya in other important roles. The film score and songs were composed by Vidyasagar.

The film depicts a love story between Felix, (Fahadh Faasil) and Salomi (Sana Althaf) who live in Mariyam Mukku, a coastal area with a unique Latin Christian culture.[2] The movie was shot at Tangasseri beach in Kollam. The film released on 23 January 2015 on theatres and met with negative reviews from critics.[3]


Production & Casting[edit]

The filming started in October, 2014 and was shot in the locations at Lighthouse, Vizhinjam and Kappil.[4] The shooting was meant to be completed in two schedules, and the film was set to release by 23 January 2015.[5] It was earlier reported that Hima Davis would play the female lead. However, later confirmed that Sana had replaced her in the film. She was earlier seen in Vikramadithyan (2014).[6]

A teaser was released by LJ films on 21 December 2014,[7] following by a second teaser released on 6 January 2015.[8]


Mariyam Mukku
Soundtrack album by
Released2 January 2015 (2015-01-02)
RecordedVarsha Vallaki Studios
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelMuzik 247
Vidyasagar chronology
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya
Mariyam Mukku
Ennum Eppozhum

The film features four tracks composed by Vidyasagar. He has composed a different kind of music while retaining his trademark style of melody. All the songs garnered fine appreciation from critics. Ee Kadalinu Kolu, the melodious track brings the feel of rain, storm, sea and love – all blending together, indicating the blossoming of love between the lovers in a monsoon. Kavil, with a Latin-American flavour, has been composed as a folk song recounting how the Portuguese had come and gone. Swargam Thurannu, with its divine feel, it's a Christmas night carol song. Mekkarayil, there is a change happening in the seashore. As the waves come and go, this song even though a fast-paced, gives the feel of each line coming and going.[9]

Track# Title Singer(s) Lyrics Length
1 "Ee Kadalinu Kolu" K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma 5:05
2 "Kavil" Kavalam Sreekumar, Najim Arshad Santhosh Varma 4:18
3 "Swargam Thurannu" Chorus Father. Ziyon 4:36
4 "Mekkarayil" Ranjini Jose, Jithin Rafeeq Ahammed 5:22


The film received generally negative reviews from critics and ended as a below average grosser at the Kerala box office. It was an anticipated movie which is the directorial debut of scriptwriter James Albert known for scripting popular Malayalam films. But here, the weak screenplay was the major drawback. The script failed to narrate the theme, which was a blend of realism and fantasy. The plot which develops with the feel of a love story, suddenly takes a complete track change into a fantasy drama. The unbalanced plot left the audience totally clueless about the total intention of the movie.[10]


  1. ^ Radhika C. Pillai (26 September 2014). "Fahadh will play a fisherman in his next". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Fahadh Faasil to play a fisherman in Mariyam Mukku".
  3. ^ Nicy (23 January 2015). "'Mariyam Mukku' Review Round Up: Confused Script, Predictable Romance and Poorly Etched Characters". International Business Times.
  4. ^ "Fahad's next is 'Mariyam Mukku'". 25 September 2014.
  5. ^ "LJ films bags 'Mariyam Mukku'". Indiaglitz. Archived from the original on 14 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Sana replaces Hima in Mariyam Mukku". The Times of India. 28 October 2014.
  7. ^ "First teaser of Mariyam Mukku is out". The Times of India. 22 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Rain, Beach, Sunset: Teaser of Fahadh Faasil Starrer 'Mariyam Mukku' High on Romance Quotient [VIDEO]". International Business Times. 7 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Vidyasagar is here again with Mariyam Mukku songs". Kaumudi. 10 January 2015. Archived from the original on 20 September 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  10. ^ Akhila Menon (26 January 2015). "What Is Wrong With Fahadh Faasil's Mariyam Mukku?".

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