Check Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Check"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 26-02-2021
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
2.5 / 5.0

Check is scripted and directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti. The film produced by Anandprasad has “Nithiin” in the lead role. Rakul Preet Singh plays the female lead. Priya Prakash Varrier made her Telugu debut with this film. Sampath Raj, Posani Krishna Murali, Sai Chand, Simran Choudary, Harsha Vardhan, Murli Sharma, Karthik Rathnam and Chaitanya Krishna are also in the cast. Kalyani Malik composed the music. Rahul Shrivatsav cranked the camera and editing is by Sanal Anirudhan


Aditya is sentenced to death, as he is charged with terrorism. As none appeals for him, Aditya requests the court to appoint a lawyer to take up this case for him. Manasa is a lawyer. Her father, a senior lawyer, compels her to take over Aditya's case, as it might lead her to a better career. Sriman Narayana is also a prisoner and he is in the same prison where Aditya is put up. Sriman is a talented chess player. Soon, he teaches the game techniques to Aditya and after a certain point, Aditya excels at Sriman. What’s the connection between Aditya and Yatra? How did she enter his life? Will Manasa help him escape from the sentence? The answers form the rest of the story.

Star Performance

Nithiin looks good. But, he didn’t suit well for a conman’s role. Rakul has given out a good performance and her minute expressions are so good. Priya Prakash did her best and so does Simran. The rest of the stars are also good.


The characters are neatly penned and nothing like usual heroism. Yet, there are action sequences that are well developed and executed. The biggest plus is there is only one song in the movie. For stories like this, if they insert songs as they usually do, it will spoil the movie-watching experience. Although Nithiin looks smart, his body language didn’t fit the role. The cinematography is quite okay. The music is not much impressive.

What’s There?

  • Different story and execution
  • Performances of the stars are good

What’s Not There?

  • BGM didn’t gel well with the story
  • Some characters are not well-developed


The film has both pluses and minuses. If you love to watch prison dramas with a different script and direction, you can try it!

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