Kamal Haasan has shot his movie in both Telugu and Tamil languages simultaneously to give the original feel to the Telugu audiences. Although the Tamil version Toongavanam had already been released, the Telugu version Cheekati Rajyam is here now.
The trailers and promotions have created huge interest regarding the movie. Does it live up the expectations, let’s find out…
Rating : 3.25/5
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.
About Hero :
Kamal Haasan is the biggest asset of this action thriller. Right from his body language to his performance, everything is top class. The way Kamal gets into his character and showcases serious emotions throughout the film is just outstanding.
About Heroine’s :
Trisha is apt in her role and she gets a meaty role as a fellow cop. This is quite different character for her and she has done good job..
Madhu Shalini looks super cute in her tiny role and does complete justice..
- Superb Technical values
- Sound Design
- Uninteresting second half
- Predictable screenplay
On the whole, Cheekati Rajyam is a slick action thriller with interesting moments going its way. Racy first half, Kamal Haasan’s performance and some stylized action episodes are huge assets.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. On the flip side, a predictable story line and a slightly dragged out second half spoil things a bit.
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.
All those who like action thrillers will end up loving it big time and for the rest it ends up as just a decent watch this weekend.