Movie: Check Review & Rating
Rating : 2.75/5
Starring : Nithiin, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Prakash Varrier
Director : Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Producer : V. Anand Prasad
Music Director : Kalyani Malik
Cinematography : Rahul Shrivatsav
Editor : Sanal Anirudhan
Hero Nithiin and acclaimed filmmaker Chandrasekhar Yeleti’s intense courtroom drama, Check, is carrying good buzz among the audience. Set in the chess backdrop, the film has hit the silver screens today. Let’s see how it goes.
After facing strong allegations that involved in the terrorist activities, a guy named Aditya ( Nithiin) will be sentenced to death and shifted to jail. Aditya finds a chess mentor in the form of Sri Charan. Firstly, is really Aditya a terrorist? How will he involve in the entire mess? How Aditya uses the chess game to escape the death penalty? To know answers to all the questions, we have to catch the film in the theatres.
As usual, hero Nithiin impresses with his good looks and is convincing in the role of a boy next door.
His makeover and matured performance after entering into jail will keep the audience stick to the narration part.
The romantic thread between Nithiin and his girlfriend role played by Priya Prakash Varrier is short and sweet.
Star heroine Rakul Preet Singh is decent in her purposeful role as a criminal lawyer. The courtroom scenes involving Rakul, Nithiin and jail superintendent Sampath have been executed in a decent manner.
Sri Charan is okay in his key role as a chess mentor for Nithiin.
One of the biggest minuses for the film is its pace which runs on a slow note.
Yet another demerit is that the main conflict point in the film lacks proper impact due to which the proceedings in both the halves look dull and dilutes the audience interest.
Considering the cinematic liberty, though a death-sentenced guy, learning and playing chess after the country looks over the top, for an instant impact time being too, the scenes related to it are not executed in a solid manner.
Director Chandrashekhar Yeleti, who is quite popular for making films with unique concepts has yet again come up with a fresh set up and theme.
But he would have taken care of presenting the film in a gripping manner for a better output.
Music by Kalyani Malik is decent as his work is visible in a few crucial scenes in the second half.
The cinematography by Rahul Shrivatsav is top-notch as he brings a fresh texture to every frame. Editing work by Sanal Anirudhan is good as he limited the screen time to two hours twenty minutes.
Production values by Anand Prasad’s Bhavya Creations banner are rich and appealing.
In an overview, Check is a thriller that has a unique concept. Though the narration part has a few impressive moments here and there, lack of strong conflict point and slow pace narration may not go well with all section of the audience. Those who like different attempt films can give Check a try during this weekend.