'Unda' Movie Review: This movie starring Mammootty and a bunch of youngsters leads a fresh, realistic and hard-hitting political satire.Modified On: 14 June 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
Mammootty has portrayed some of the iconic police officers in many films and this will be inducted in one of them as Mammotty’s most realistic cop-avatar and one of his best performance in recent times.
Cast: Mammootty, Asif Ali, Vinay Forrt, Arjun Ashokan, Jacob Gregory
Director: Khalid Rahman
When I saw the trailer, I was sure that this is not a usual Mammootty commercial potboiler and Oh! Boy, I was so right.
The trailer also suggests some resemblance with the 2017 critically acclaimed Hindi film Newton but except the premise everything else is different.
The film revolves around a battalion of police officers from Kerala, who are assigned for election duty in Bastar, Chhattisgarh with lack of ammunition and protection. All they have is lathi and it’s like Bruce Lee’s nunchaku for Kerala Police officers during politically surcharged agitations in Kerala.
Conducting an election in a remote polling booth in a Naxal affected area is not an easy task and how these police officers came from other states without proper protection deals the situation is the plot.
The film is directed by Anuraga Karikkan Vellam fame Khalid Rahman. This film is entirely different from his debut film which was a romantic film. Here, Khalid Rahman takes us into the very heart of the police force with the help of Sajith Purushan's cinematography and Nishad's editing, the narrative achieved a smooth and undeterred flow.
This is Mammootty most grounded cop role, he has not shown as a demi-god or standalone messiah who will track down the Naxalites, he is as real as the movie.
Overall, Unda (Bullet) will go straight to your heart for its poignant storytelling and will win your heart.
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