Synopsis/Plot : Mathaai`s passion for music and radio earned him the epithet Maarconi Mathaai, while his kindness and simplicity endeared him to everyone around him. When an unfortunate turn of events land Mathaai in trouble, the people whose life he touched with his kindness rally around to help him; and the interesting events that unfold from this point form the crux of the story. Directed by Sanil Kalathil, the film features Jayaram in the titular role and Vijay Sethupathi in a key central role.
Vijay Sethupathi, Jayaram try hard in this poor crowd-pleaser
It is really baffling when a film such as Maarconi Mathaai, which boasts of such talented and experienced cast and crew, feels like a student project for a film school.(more)
Source: Mano, Indian Express
Marconi Mathai is a watchable, fairly engaging romantic melodrama with neat performances from Jayaram and Vijay Sethupathi.
Marconi Mathai is a light-hearted romance that finds beauty in its simplicity. The telephonic conversation between Vijay Sethupathi and Mathai is reflective of the film's poignancy. An engaging melodrama, despite the familiarity associated with it.(more)
Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com
A drab romance that lacks any depth or direction
The director also fills his film with props, in his never-ending endeavour to create that elusive surreal ambience. But the biggest flaw of the film is its innate artificiality �everything about it looks synthetic, be it Mathai's picture postcard cottage in an island or his love for Anna. What you s...(more)
Source: Navamy Sudhish, The Hindu
Old wine in new bottle, again
The film is let down by a weak script and an old storyline that has been done to death. Jayaram playing a romantic lead is a little hard to digest. Athmeeya has played her role with finesse. The music is decent and the cinematography must be mentioned specially.(more)
Source: Priya Sreekumar, Deccan Chronicle
Why oh why are Vijay Sethupathi and Jayaram in this ridiculous ode to marriage?
Marconi Mathai has the air of being a film that thinks it is addressing crucial existential questions. Let me assure you, Mr Kalathil, it is not.(more)
Source: Anna MM Vetticad, Firstpost.com