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Cheekati Rajyam Telugu Movie Review (3.0/5.0)

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Madhu Shalini
Directed by: Rajesh M. Selva
Produced by: S. Chandra Hasan, Kamal Haasan
Music by: Mohamaad Ghibran
Release Date: Nov 20, 2015
Cheekati Rajyam - Story
Diwakar(Kamal Haasan) is a secret agent in the narcotics department. He along with his colleague plan a secret deal and get hold of some expensive drugs which are owned by the dreaded Vital Rao(Prakash Raj).Left with no choice, an upset Vital Rao kidnaps Diwakar's son and demands him to return back his parcel. Rest of the story is as to how Diwakar frees his son from the evil clutches of Vital Rao and where does Mallika (Trisha) feature in all this set up.
Cheekati Rajyam - Star Performance
Kamal Haasan even at this age has pulled off this action role with so much ease. Like always his performance is the main asset to the movie. He is terrific.Trisha gets a meaty role as a fellow cop. This is quite different character for her and she has done good job.Prakash Raj, Sampath and Kishore are at their best. The kid who played as Kamal's son is also good. Madhushalini is okay.
Cheekati Rajyam - Technical Team

Camera work is top class and showcases the entire proceedings in a superb light. The pub set showcased in the film is top class and enhances the proceedings big time. As said earlier, background scores is brilliant and Gibhran score brownie points in this department.Dialogues are neat and editing could have been a bit crispier in the second half. Screenplay is quite racy and lack of songs also help matters even more. Coming to the director Rajesh Selva, he has done a good job and narrated this French remake in a decent tone and with ample interesting moments.

Cheekati Rajyam - Analysis

Although it is remake of French movie Nuit Blanche, Kamal Haasan's Cheekati Rajyam is quite differently told with many original ideas. It seems only basic plot was taken from the French movie. After experimenting with many themes recently, Kamal Haasan has done this pretty plain and simple thriller.Though it is a thriller movie, don't expect twists and turns. A father going all out to bring his son from kidnapper is the one line story of the movie and it is told in straight forward way with some drama.Kamal Haasan the screenplay writer and the movie's director Rajesh Selva have focused more on class action sequences, sound design and background score to create interest in this drama. The action stunts and sound design is of international standards.The movie sets off well in the first half but the second half lets you down as it moves on pretty plain manner.Kamal Haasan has thrown in some funny lines in the middle of the drama to make the audiences chuckle, and there is also a satirical scene on the recent trend of some persons creating nuisance to stop the release of Kamal's movies in Tamilnadu. These are very clever scenes.As said earlier, the movie has lot going for it like technical values, Kamal Haasan's performance and other actors' honest effort but it doesn't rise above the level of a taut and engaging thriller. Okay movie, on the whole.

Cheekati Rajyam - Trailer

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