Grab, only in parts
2.5 / 5
2 hours and 20 minutes, ‘U / A’ certified.
What is the movie about?
Aditya (Nithiin) is sentenced to death for his involvement in terrorist activities. How chess plays a crucial role in prison (for him) to overcome the penalty, that’s what the movie is about?
How is Nithiin performing?
Nithiin plays another simple neighbor boy character. The change is that he is caught in unexpected circumstances and sent to prison. So there is considerably less to none of its usual charm and romantic pleasure. He takes on a serious role, and he does it in a typical way by reducing his overactivity.
We don’t see anything new in terms of body language or highly emotional, dramatic scenes. Nithiin sails through the proceedings with a toned-down version of his usual. It doesn’t affect the story anyway. But at the same time, there is nothing to say that makes him stand out.
Directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti?
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti is a very talented director in Telugu cinema. Since his debut in 2003, he has made very few films, but he has made sure that each film has a unique premise and theme. Check is the latest addition to his list.
Check’s story is simple. While nothing is comparable, in spirit it is reminiscent of the earlier films of the director, Okkadunnadu. At the time, that was a commercial attempt by the director, and now we have Check.
However, the similarities end there and To check has its own journey with Aditya, the protagonist.
For much of the first act, Check fails to tell a propelling story. It wouldn’t have been a problem, but given the effort here, it’s mandatory to have that energetic tone. One quickly gets bored with the various details and characters of the set-up. The reason is the weak conflict.
Do we never feel that Aditya is under threat? This is the main drawback of the movie. It is also the reason why the pre-interval and the interval generate some interest. Only then do you get a tangible threat to the main character. You wonder what happens next, in short, which is why it helps the procedure.
It is after the interval that we get to the actual plot where the hero’s ‘chess’ and ‘conflict’ merge correctly. Introducing Sampath into the story spiced up the story even more, albeit intermittently.
The problem with the second half of the movie is the chess sequences themselves. They lack drama. Those who understand the game may (or could) understand what is happening, but to others, it’s all mumbo-jumbo. It doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. Things can be performed so that people who also have no idea can watch them interestingly. The director fails to create that poignant quality.
The hero’s one-sided elevation to a ‘Master’ and later a challenge to become a ‘Grand Master’ feels way too cinematic and rushed.
The end is pretty after all that has happened. But it also makes you think when everything else has been redesigned backwards with an eye to the end. Some points make it look like this in a clear sense.
The lack of time lapse in prison is another grouse. The excitement of the event at the end is missing because we never get a sense of time or feeling. Everything looks and gives the perception of equality from the beginning to the end. It doesn’t deliver the required high at the end and makes the whole thing look flat.
Overall, Check has a weak plot, but there are engaging moments here and there. The main problem is a flat and dull performance with no sense of pain or excitement, leaving no gripping and intense story. Give it a try if you want to see something out of the routine.
Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Prakash Varier and others?
Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Prakash Varrier are the two female protagonists. Rakul Preet Singh is seen in the role of a lawyer for a change, devoid of her usual clichés. But aside from that ‘difference’ in character, there is nothing memorable in part. Priya Prakash Varrier, on the other hand, has a regular role, but it comes and ends so abruptly that it feels forgettable.
Little-known faces like Murali Sharma, Sampath, Harsha Vardhan etc. play supporting roles. Only Sampath manages to add some teeth to the story by adding some intensity to his role.
Music and other departments?
Kalyani Mallik provides the music. There’s only one song in the movie, and that’s decent. It is used in the most boring part of the movie that it could go virtually unnoticed. The background score is relatively better. The cinematography is decent, but the editing could have been better, especially in the game sequences. The writing has a few moments that work and arouse intrigue, but they generally don’t have the same effect.
Few gripping parts
Flat and boring story
Lack of intensity in chess games
Did I enjoy it?
Yes, in parts
Will you recommend it?
Yes, but with reservations
Check Telugu Movie Review
– Aditya Wins the Grand Master Title !! After a few exciting elements revealed, ‘Check’ comes to an end !! Please visit back for our detailed review and review.
– Aditya’s win continues, now reaching the final of the Commonwealth Chess Championship.
– After winning a series of championship matches, Aditya becomes Master behind bars. Now Aditya is working on a noble cause.
– Check if the second half has started. Aditya can play for the National Chess Championship.
First semi-annual report
The first half of Check is okay. The pre-interval increases the procedure. The second half is now very crucial to maintain the pre-interval tempo and intrigue in the film.
– Aditya is still struggling to prove his innocence. A little twist on Check. Interval.
– Aditya shares his past with Rakul. The love story introduces Yatra (Priya) in flashback.
– Manasa (Rakul) is forced to take up Aditya’s case. Life in prison and other characters is established.
– Check show started with a court order. Adtitya (Nithiin) is sentenced to several years in prison and life for helping terrorists. Check the story begins in prison.
– The check is about to begin. Stay tuned.
It’s time to see if a movie made by a classic director like Chandrasekhar Yeleti would work if he added commercial elements for the film’s marketability. We’re talking about the director’s Check ‘starring Nithin.
Nithin, a second-class actor, chose a different movie this time around, and based on what’s available in the teaser and trailer for the movie, we just hope it works well for Nithin so that second-class heroes like him gain the confidence to experiment with different genres.
The hero mostly made romantic comedies and so trying a serious movie like this one is definitely a step forward. Director Chandrasekhar Yeleti is only half a dozen films old, but he has gained a reputation for making sensible and subtle dramas.
‘Check’ seems to be in the same genre that he was good at, but the makers spent a little more because they also want commercial success in addition to critical appreciation. Will he pass that test with ‘Check’?
For a movie like this, the screenplay and background music will add to the intrigue if the director has hit the right chords with the audience. Kalyani Malik herself mentioned the importance of the music in the movie and it will be worth 50% of the credit if the music clicks.
Rakul Preet Singh will play a different role, not the glamorous roles that she had become synonymous with. Priya Prakash Varrier, the wink girl, makes her Tollywood debut with this film. Will she be able to impress the Telugu audience?
When audiences embrace different movies and experimental genres like ‘Check’, it’s time we don’t waste time coming back with a real review of ‘Check’. Stay tuned for the team’s ‘Check’ review, folks!
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