Veendum Kannur, as the title suggests is rooted in the violent political atmospheres of Kannur. The movie has Anoop Menon as ‘Jayakrishnan’, a JNU product who had once left Kannur disheartened by the politics and the associated violence. The son of a veteran communist ‘Madayi Surendran’, (Sivaji Guruvayoor) who is also the party secretary, Jayakrishnan is now back to his home land because of his love for ‘Radhika’ (Sandhya), who is a journalist and the daughter of ‘Divakaran’ (Riza Bawa), a political opponent of the party.
Though Jayakrishnan is provided with top security, he is attacked the very first day he lands up, which is followed by a bee line of hits all across the district between party men and their opponents. But Jayakrishnan is not the type who hides away from things. He is ready with a new kind of movement, which he feels is the need of the hour. Apart from the opening of a new-media venture New Communist to propagate his ideals on, Jayakrishnan also supports a young industrialist named ‘Mohit Nambiar’ (Rajeev Pillai) who comes up with a fabric corridor project that would give a makeover to Kannur.
Anoop Menon, Sandhya, Riza Bawa, Rajeev Pillai
After a stretch of feel good roles, Anoop Menon is finally on a political thriller that demands him to suit the needs of a regular lead star, throwing tantrums and speaking in loud decibels. A movie that was not in the list of the eagerly awaited ones, Haridas’s Veendum Kannur qualifies for a one time watch.
Watch the movie for:
- The movie is very contemporary that it couldn’t find a better time for its release. You will find a lot of characters from the current political scenario here.
- A balanced approach while dealing with ideologies
- No superman type hero here, played admirably by Anoop Menon who has got a plenty of loaded dialogues.
- Fair writing by Robin Thirumala, though a few sequences lack fire.
- Good direction by Haridas.
Skip the movie for:
- Thrilling moments are very few.
- The supporting characters are not much flushed up with appreciable identities.
- Average technical side, that doesn’t do much good to the narratives.
- Average songs and BG Scores, which don’t stand apart as noteworthy.
- A male centric film, with female characters highly stereotyped and clichéd.
- Poor marketing, especially through new media and television.