Kannur Squad is a hit everywhere! Mammootty wins hearts at 72

Mammootty's latest project, the captivating investigative thriller 'Kannur Squad,' has not only triumphed at the box office but is also making waves in the realm of OTT streaming. Drawing comparisons with Karthi's 'Khakee' and Kamal Haasan's 'Raghavan,' 'Kannur Squad' distinguishes itself by being inspired by true events while weaving a fictionalized narrative to maximize intrigue and entertainment. Navigating the intricacies of police procedurals, the film seamlessly blends realism with Mammootty's larger-than-life presence as George Martin, a character perfectly tailored for the legendary actor.

Rooted in authenticity, the film manages to infuse innovation and heroism into its presentation, ensuring that the storyline never becomes mundane. By avoiding romantic subplots and unnecessary hero elevations, 'Kannur Squad' delves deeper into police procedures, providing audiences with an insightful look into the meticulous workings of the squad. The film's visual allure, outstanding performances, and well-executed action sequences collectively contribute to its overall charm.

At the age of 72, Mammootty effortlessly dominates every frame, embodying a character that strikes a balance between whistle-worthy moments and grounded flaws, anger, and determination. The pulsating background score complements the writing, creating a thrilling cat-and-mouse game that captivates viewers from start to finish. While director Roby Varghese Raj's direction may not be flawless, his inaugural effort as a director is undeniably commendable, making him a promising talent to watch for in the realm of Malayalam cinema.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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