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Shylock movie release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, fans and critics said about Shylock, starring Mammootty, Meena and Raj Kiran among others.

By: Entertainment Desk | Chennai | Updated: January 24, 2020 6:28:24 am
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Mammootty’s Shylock has hit the screens. The film is helmed by Ajai Vasudevan, who is collaborating with the Malayalam superstar for the third consecutive time after RajadhiRaja (2014) and Masterpiece (2017).

Besides Mammootty, Shylock also stars Meena, Siddique, Baiju Santhosh, Kalabhavan Shajohn, John Vijay and Bibin George among others.

The film also marks the debut of Tamil actor Raj Kiran in Mollywood. Raj and Meena, who had earlier worked in En Rasavin Manasile, will share screen space after a gap of almost 28 years.

Going by the teaser, Mammootty seems to be playing a ruthless and flamboyant money lender-gangster, who likes mouthing Rajinikanth dialogues. Interestingly, Shylock is also the name of the main antagonist, who was a Jewish moneylender, in William Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice. Whether the film is inspired by the play remains to be seen.

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16:56 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Best of Ajai Vasudev'

“#Shylock a pakka megastar show best of #AjaiVasudev . Story line nothing offering new but #AjaiVasudev managed it with his mass execution after #Rajamanikyam we can see energetic #Mammootty through this film , dialogue delivery , mannerism , attitude , energy (sic),” posted user @FilmTrackers on Twitter.

16:33 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Marana mass movie'

User @Muhammedbarish1 posted on Twitter, “Maranna mass movie #Shylock #Mammootty @mammukka what a mass. One man show from first to last. Bgm ,fight everything  was good.”

16:21 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Out and out mass movie'

“#Shylock #shylockreview An Out and Out Mass Movie, With Complete Megastar show. Really enjoyed the movie well. Movie Rating - 8.0/10,” tweeted @Amalmurali_.

16:06 (IST)23 Jan 2020
Watch the video of Kanne Kanne song from Shylock

15:48 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Excellent first-half'

User @Junaid43487775 posted, “#Shylock FirstHalf report:- Excellent first half. Racy & Entertaining First Half with many punch dialogues & awestruck action sequences.Megastar Mammootty ruling the show with Never seen before energy level in this decade, maybe after #Rajamanikyam Megastar is on livewire.”

15:34 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Usual story'

User @Hotspot89196365 posted on Twitter, “#Shylock review Usual story, but entertaining making. Treat for #Megastar fans & mass movie lovers. First half more enjoyable. 2nd half flashback & revenge. @mammukka super energetic performance.#Ajayvasudev super fan boy 3.5/5.”

15:13 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Flat but entertaining'

“#Shylock - Average. Flat but entertaining first half followed by a tiring second half with boring old template revenge drama. @mammukka as BOSS was the only saving grace. Gopi Sundar,” tweeted @HS_offl.

14:58 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Routine masala entertainer'

“#Shylock : Review : Routine Revenge Mass Masala Entertainer Which Entirely Belongs To #Mammootty For His Energetic Performance As #Boss. Script Had Nothing New To Offer So As #AjaiVasudev #Shylock Is A Treat For #Mammootty Fans & Mass Movie Lovers,” posted @Forumkeralam1 on Twitter. 

14:44 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Shylock is Mammootty's show'

User @Im_JEBIN tweeted, “#Shylock Massive- terrific reports frm everywhere . Totally it's a Megastar @mammukka's mega show!! Boss' words gonna true!!! "This is the game which is gonna be a massive hit of the year.".. Appluds for the mannerisms of #mammootty as boss. #ShylockReview #ShylockFDFS.”

14:28 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Paisa Vasool Entertainer'

“#Shylock is a treat for fans and mass masala lovers with Mammukka's characterization working big time. Routine story. Second half starts well, a normal flash back portion and ends with a bang again thanks to that man again. Paisa Vasool Entertainer. Treat for Mass movie lovers,” user @Forumkeralam1 posted on Twitter. 

14:14 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Ajai Vasudev's best movie'

“#ShylockReview:- Mass has a new name that's Shylock. When Megastar Mammootty rules the screen Crowd erupts. Witness the Asurathandavam on the screen. Ajai Vasudev has done best movie of his career. Only Anwar Rasheed & Vysakh succeeded in utilizing,” @Sulfikar_MFWAI tweeted. 

13:56 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Best commercial role ofMammootty in recent times'

“#Shylock Watching @mammukka in full force is more than a treat. Watta character, shud be the best commercial role he has done in recent times. Nothing new in storyline, but who cares when Megastar is in groove,” tweeted @urstrulyadhil.

13:41 (IST)23 Jan 2020

User @kboxstats called the film disappointing and gave 2 stars out of five. “#Shylock A disappointing mass entertainer in which #Megastar screen presence and perfo is the only saving grace.Decent first half and a plain 2nd half. Needs a better execution and an engaging screenplay badly! 2/5 Below Average! #ShylockReview,” the tweet read.

13:02 (IST)23 Jan 2020
Superb performance from Mammootty, says a fan

User @dear_kavya tweeted, “#Shylock Superb  performance from #Mammootty sir ,intro,Comedies are all good  Nice Interval. Director spoiled the fun ride on 2nd half. #Vijay #Rajanikanth sir reference were lit. Happy 2 see #Meena  mam after long time in Malayalam #Rajkiran sir also superb 2.75/5.”

12:44 (IST)23 Jan 2020
Fan lauds Mammootty's performance

“Never seen #Mammootty having this much fun in a long time. Hope this energy is sustained in the second half too. #Shylock,” tweeted @SajinShrijith.

12:31 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'One man show'

“#Shylock - Interval ! Out and out Megastar show. What an energetic @mammukka. Pure one man show and a never seen avatar of Mammootty in a decent script so far. His mannerisms is gonna rock big this time. Waiting for the next half ! #ShylockReview,” posted user @Moviesjunctionn on Twitter.

12:14 (IST)23 Jan 2020
On the fence about watching Shylock? Watch the teaser first

12:05 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'A treat for Mammootty fans'

“#shylock review.... best ever mass energetic performance from mammookka.... full on mass first half..... a treat for both mammookka and thalapathy fans.... go for it...waiting for second half! 41/2,” tweeted @Muhamme18396388. 

11:52 (IST)23 Jan 2020
'Far better than Mamangam'

 “User @siva_18_ shared on Twitter, "#shylock is far better than mamangam, Will be a feast for mammukka fans! 1st half is Kalippu.”

11:32 (IST)23 Jan 2020
First-half reactions from fans

“Interval...This is how you present @mammukka .. One man show at it's best...oora masssss #Shylock,” tweeted user @urstrulyadhil. 

Shylock has been penned by debutant screenwriters Aneesh Hameed and Bibin Mohan. The film, bankrolled by Goodwill Entertainments, will release in Tamil and Malayalam.