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Chanakya Thanthram Movie Review

Chanakya Thanthram Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
Review for the film " Chanakya Thanthram"
Runtime: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 04-05-2018
Genre: Thriller, Romance
3 / 5.0



Chanakya Thanthram, the suspense thriller is directed by Kannan Thamarakulam, who impressed the audiences with his films Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare, “Aadupuliyaattam” and “ Achayans.” Dinesh Pallath is the scriptwriter. The film has the star cast of Unni Mukundan, Anoop Menon, Vinaya Prasad, Sshivada Nair, Hareesh Perumanna, Shruthi Ramachandran, Wamiqa Gabbi and “ Indrans.” Shaan Rahman composes the music. Shaji Pappan composes he Background score. Ramesh Pisharody plays a cameo role and “ Saikumar” and Biju Pappan are also seen in some important roles. Pradeep Nair is the cinematographer.


Arjun is a criminology graduate. He gets a job in a leading detective agency. In the beginning, he was given jobs that he could handle with ease.  When all his initial cases become successful, Arjun developed overconfidence. He falls for Andrea, an orphan. He is shocked when he was given a task to investigate Andrea. That is the place, where he slips and the incidents that takes place after it creates a furor. What happens next? Is the company for which Arjun works, reliable? Watch the film in theaters!

Star Performance

Unni Mukundan has done a decent job in this never seen before role. His performance is neat and he holds the trust of the fans by carrying out the genre neatly. However, Anoop Menon’s performance doesn’t seem to be natural. The rest of the stars did their part as directed.


Chanakya Thantram is a new genre to Mollywood. Kannan Thamarakkulam has executed with expertise. However, there are some loopholes. Certain scenes should have been concentrated well. Although the lead roles are chosen perfectly, some roles seem to have lost the importance. The mass entertainer is specially designed for Unni Mukundan fans and the director has brought it out well. Production values are good and the BGM gels with the story well.

What’s There?

  • Performance of Unni Mukundan is impressive
  • Cinematography is good
  • Dialogues and BGM are appreciable

What’s Not There?

  • Editing is not up to the mark; especially in the first half
  • Cameo appearance of Ramesh Pisharody is not much impressive
  • Anoop Menon’s characterization is not attractive


If you are an Unni Mukundan fan, then this film is for you. This mass movie will not disappoint you and would make your weekend memorable with the natural performances.