Salute - Malayalam Movie Review

  • By: nettv4u.com
  • Review for the film: "Salute - Malayalam"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 23 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 17-03-2022
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
3 / 5.0

Salute is a cop thriller scripted by Bobby and Sanjay and directed by Rosshan Andrrews. Besides playing the lead role, Dulquer Salmaan produced the film under the Wayfarer Films banner. “Aslam K Purayil” cranked the camera and editing is by Sreekar Prasad. Jakes Bejoy composed the music. Diana Penty, Manoj K. Jayan, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Saniya Iyappan, Saikumar, Vijayakumar, Binu Pappu, Alencier Ley Lopez, Sudheer Karamana, Boban Alummoodan, Deepak Parambol, Ramu, Abhiram, “Irshad,” “Ganapathi S Poduval,” Vijilesh Karayad, Maala Parvathi, and Nitin Thomas are cast.

Plot

SI Aravind Karunakaran is on a long leave. After three years, he finds that a case he had been dealing with is still pending. Aravind’s brother Ajith Karunakaran was also a cop, and he was the role model for Aravind to join the police department. The politicians pressured Ajith to solve a murder case within a short period. So, the investigative team drags an innocent into the case. As Aravind doesn’t like what his brother does, he stays away from his brother and takes a long leave from his career. Later, he takes the initiative to find out the culprit. Was he able to do that? Who were all involved in this? The rest of the film deals with this.

Star Performance

DQ has done an excellent job. His body language and expressions are fantastic. Manoj K Jayan is so natural, and he fits in the role well. Diana Penty didn’t have any meaty role, and she is given a template character.

Analysis

In recent days, cop thrillers have been preferred much by the audience and the filmmakers. Bobby and Sanjay penned a neat story, and Rosshan has executed it well. The cinematography and editing are perfect. The BGM gels well with the story. A few scenes make us feel that it should have been shot better, especially those towards the climax.

What’s There?

  • Performances of the stars are the biggest plus
  • The writing is neat
  • The film is technically sound

What’s Not There?

  • A few scenes needed to have been shot better

Verdict

The film showcases how the system is used for the convenience of the people in the higher position. With the performance of the leads, the film makes us have a good watch!