Director:Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Cast:Nithiin, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Prakash Varrier
Producer:V. Anand Prasad
Release Dt :Feb, 26 2021
Check is the story of Aditya (Nithiin) who is a small thief. He gets named in the list of the accused in a terrorist attack that kills 40 people. The court believes that he committed the crime and announces a death sentence for Aditya. He learns chess during his jail sentence and his skills surprise everyone. Manasa (Rakul Preet Singh), his lawyer suggests filing a mercy petition before the President and this can take place only if he emerges as a champion in chess at the national level. The rest of Check is all about Aditya's efforts and what happens next. Watch Check to know about the entire story.
The first half of the film happens at a slow pace and sets the premises for the second half. The director took too many cinematic liberties which do not connect the dots well. Most of the film happens in the jail and has limited scope to get entertained. The film misses the needed thrills and the emotional connect throughout. The flashback episodes too fail to make an impact. The interval episodes are shot well and the first half of Check makes a decent one time watch. The film has good expectations on the second half.
The second half of the film too happens completely in a jail. Some of the episodes are repeated and rushed. Aditya works hard on a mission but the climax which is quite crucial for the film is a huge disappointment because of the idea. The audience would get disconnected because of the climax portions of the film. The only song in the movie makes no impact. The action episodes are ok and the artwork is good. On the whole, Check is one more outdated attempt from Chandrasekhar Yeleti though he has an interesting plot on the board.
Nithiin scores well in the role. His role has not bigger scope to perform as he is an accused staying in a jail. He did his part well. Priya Prakash Varrier has a small role with a glamorous touch and she performed well. Rakul Preet Singh is a surprise of the film as she has a challenging role as a lawyer. She fits well in the role and looks perfect as a lawyer. Sai Chand gets an impressive role and he shines with perfection in the attempt. Murali Sharma and Sampath Raj performed well as always. The rest of the actors are good in their roles.
Check comes with an interesting plot and premises. Chandrasekhar Yeleti fails with his writing as he is focused in churning out Check into a commercial attempt. Most of the logics are ignored because of the overdose of the cinematic liberties. The background score is the major strength and highlight of the film. The cinematography work looks good and the artwork is good. The jail setup looks good and is presented like a real jail. The production values are grand and lavish. Chandrasekhar Yeleti comes up with one more new attempt that fails to impress the audience.
Check Final Word
Check is one more poor attempt from Chandrasekhar Yeleti. A poor second half makes the film end up as a disappointment.