Movie Name: Check
Star Cast: Nithiin, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Prakash Varrier
Director: Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Producer: V. Anand Prasad
Music: Kalyani Malik
Run Time: 2 hr 20 mins
Release Date: 26 February 2021
3Movierulz.in Rating: 3/5
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti's movie means a lot of content. ‘Aithe’, ‘Anukokunda Oka Roju’, ‘Okkadunnadu’, ‘Prayanam’ seemed to be the versatile director with different concept films. Chandra Sekhar Yeleti has no commercial success except for two films like 'Aithe' and 'Anukokunda Oka Roju'. Despite the content of the story, Chandra Sekhar Yeleti could not be identified with commercial success. After a long gap, the cult hero made a check movie with Nithiin to put a ‘check’ at the box office. And let's see how this movie is in the review.
The story of the film has already been revealed in the trailer, teaser, and promotions interviews. The film is about how the executed terrorist became a world champion in 'chess' and 'checked' his execution.
At least 40 people have been killed in a terrorist attack in the city. Aditya (Nithiin) will be hanged for a crime not committed in that case. Aditya waits for forgiveness as all avenues to escape that punishment is closed. At the same time Shivannarayana (Sai Chand) in jail .. recognizes Aditya's talent and teaches chess. Aditya climbs one step out of jail and becomes a world champion. However, after the President's pardon, Aditya wants to get out of jail. With this, the time will come for Aditya to be hanged. How did Aditya escape at that time? How did Lawyer Manasa (Rakul Preet Singh) help him? How did Aditya's life become confined to the prison walls due to his girlfriend Yatra (Priya Prakash Warrior)? That's the rest of the story.
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti is a master at taking different concept pictures. From such a master brain arose the story of an international chess master. The director started the story interestingly by showing his mark with suspense, mind game, and intelligence.
Scenes where he realizes that he has a chess player in him .. Winning the National Championship from prison... All his flashbacks are driven in armor. Although the story is revealed beforehand, the story is interestingly driven. The hero characterization in particular feels thrilling. Shows a new ethic in a character with different shades. The two heroines were also used as much as the story required without showing glamor dolls.
However, by the time the pre-climax came, the story was a mess and far from the realities. Looks like Chandra Sekhar Yeleti missed the mark at the climax. While the big task is to get the executed terrorist prisoner out of jail. Digging a tunnel and getting out of jail does not seem convincing. However, the choice of characters... No matter how well presented they are, in many places the logic seems to be missed.
In this movie, the hero Nithiin chose a typical role as an actor. Nithiin had earlier said that this was the film that took the most takes after the victory. Nithiin did all those takeaways for this perfection. He showed a new actor in himself. Nithiin appears in the same costumes as the whole movie is in jail. A prisoner serving a sentence for a crime he did not commit. Priya also impressed as a Lover Boy on the love track with Warrior. Nithiin's well-recognized role as an actor, however, was earned through the film Check.
Rakul Preet Singh as the heroine... For the first time, she acted in a role with a character scope, putting aside the glamor hangul. The lawyer was as impressive as he was mental. Romance with the hero .. Rakul is limited to a character named Lawyer due to lack of scope in the film for things like songs. Another heroine Priya Prakash Warrior .. impressed with her glamor as long as she appeared on the screen. Wink Beauty feasted on the song ‘Can’t See Yesterday’. Wink Beauty has a good role to play as she has a key theme in the story.
Devi Prasad impressed with her amazing performance as the father of the hero in the movie Uppena .. Nithiin once again mesmerized as the teacher in this movie. The story revolves around his character. He once again showed his seriousness to the audience with the role of Shivannarayana. Murali Sharma and Sampath Raj did justice to their roles as prison officials. However, appearing so often in characters of this type does not seem new. Moreover, with Nithiin appearing as Sampath Raj a police officer in 'Bhishma', the comparison seems inevitable.
Technically... Vivek Annamalai has brought a new look to art cinema. The prison scenes feel realistic. M. Naresh Reddy's words are a plus for this film. Philosophy seems to be heard in many places. Kalyan Malik re-recording is a plus for this film. Gave good music to suit the story. Rahul Sri Vatsav Photography is good. The prison scenes are well shown along with the action episode.
Check Movie is not a masterpiece but a good attempt. Those who love sports backdrop pictures will love it. Chandra Sekhar Yeleti Mark appears but this ‘Check’ is not in the range of checking at the box office.