Saturday, October 9, 2010


Medium : Malayalam
Starring : Indrajith, Kalabhavan Mani, Sreejith Ravi, Samvritha Sunil, Sarayoo
Director : Sajeevann
Music : Rahul Raj

Though Indrajith's previous venture in the hero role 'Naayakan' created a hype and has got a good responses, it was not a commercial hit. Now he has done another movie in the lead role, named 'Chekavar'. It is directed by Sajeevann (probably a new comer). Samvritha Sunil and Sarayoo ('Kappalu Muthalaali', 'Inganeyum Oraal' fame) are coming as heroines. Indrajith did the role of a Sub Inspector here. Sujith Vasudev, a former associate to Raajaratnam, is the cinematographer. Rahul Raj has given the music.

Kaasinathan (Indrajith), who belongs to a brahmin family is an honest soft-hearted cop. His sister (Sarayoo) is studying for MBBS. He is in love with his uncle's daughter (Samvritha Sunil). Due to a political case involved by his brother (Suraaj Venjarammood), he got transfer to a farther place. On the joining date itself, he has acted against Raghavan (Kalabhavan Mani), a highly influential gang leader who runs the city. At another occasion, Kaasi fighted against Rocky (Sreejith Ravi), a notorious criminal who in turn is Raghavan's brother.
Rocky decided to destroy Kaasi's family and how the latter one tackles such a situation is told in the remaining portions of 'Chekavar'.

The theme is n
ot new. the villainism and the associated things are told many times before. The smoothness in the story flow is affected when the second villain Sreejith Ravi's character is appeared. He is shown as a drug addict and rapist, who is willing to do such criminal activities even in the police station itself. It is considered as a cinematic thing only. The scenes involving Rocky especially the close up shots felt too lagging. Editor Samjith would have been helpless, as he don't want to trim such shots that can affect the current total duration of the movie too badly (as it is around 1hr30mnts only). More importance given to the villain character can sometimes make you restless. The family scenes in the first half felt dramatic in many areas, especially those involving female characters. The political meeting and Janardhanan's role as an old 'gandhian' (with such an appearance) felt unrealistic. The beginning few scenes needs more crisp editing as the separation between two camera angles are revealed in such portions. The relevance in giving such an end for the story is not good.

Indrajith is ok. Sarayoo is good. Samvritha doesn't have much to perform other than giving company for her co-artists. Suraaj Venjarammood comes in a serious role in the second half, but he tries to crack some jokes in his beginning scenes, which is not effective. Shobi Thilakan's voice felt too heavy for Sreejith Ravi sometimes. Cinematography by Sujith Vasudev is colorful. The 'sivarathri' day at Aluva is captured in a wide canvas, like never happened in any other movie before. Anal Arasu had given some fast action scenes. Rahul Raj's bg score is good. Though technically good, director Sajeevann's attempt won't be rated on top, as the base ingredients here are not the best.

An action subject executed in a neat way is good to watch, but 'Chekavar' can't be included in such a list.

Rating : 4 / 10

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