Chekavar movie review

Movie : Chekavar
Rating : 2.25/5
Banner : Pentagon Creations
Cast : Indrajith, Kalabhavan Mani, Samvritha Sunil, Sarayu, Jagathy, Innocent, Suraj Venjaramood, Subair, Kalasala Babu, Narayanan Kutty, Kunchan, Dinesh Pallickal, Chali Pala, Rajasree, Ponnamma Babu, Bindu Panicker, Jyasree, Jannet and Others
Music : Rahul Raj
Cinematography : Sajith Vasudev
Producer: Pentagon Creations
Director: Sajeevan
Released Date: October 12, 2010

A regular tale, the story begins with the tough and honest Brahmin cop Kasinathan (indrajith) who gets transferred to a notorious drug infested place in Cochin. This is run by the dangerous don Raghavan (kalabhavan). The story takes a turn when Kasinathan saves a girl from the clutches of Rocky, brother of Raghavan. Due to this, Raghavan demands that Kasi gives off his sister (sarayu) to Rocky in marriage to Rocky. As expected, Kasinathan says no and from there on, starts a battle between Raghavan and Kasi for the girl. What happens from there forms the rest of the story

The director has come up with an old plot and though the presentation was good, the narrative was not so. The dialogues were good at places, the script was average and the screenplay was moderate. Background score was good and two songs are worth taking home. Cinematography was masterly. Editing was okay. Costumes didn’t have much to do and same is the case with art department. Action sequences were impressive. Indrajith looks good as the cop but his character was not etched out strongly. Kalabhavan Mani was perfect. Samvrutha was standard while Sarayu did her bit well. Jagathy, Innocent, Suraj provided few laughs. The others didn’t have much to offer.

The film happens to be one of those zillion good cop turning bad stories. While the first half is about the elements of enmity and the regular fights, the second half is about the revenge and how justice prevails. As such, there is nothing variety or engaging for the viewer to sit and see what comes next. They have seen several of such stories before. Given the visual appeal and some melodious tunes, there is nothing special for the audience to really stick around. Box office results may not be encouraging.

Verdict: Routine…

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