Karinkunnam Sixes Review
Karinkunnam Sixes aka Karinkunnam 6s is one of the Eid releases that graced the silver screens in Kerala today. It was directed by Deepu Karunakaran and scripted by Arunlal Ramachandran. Manju Warrier and Anoop Menon played the lead roles in it and the movie has been bankrolled by Back Water Studios which is owned by Anil Biswas and Jayalal Menon.
The movie comes under the category of sports drama in Malayalam cinema and Mollywood did not produced much films based on sports. Only a very few films had made here based on a sport. Deepu Karunakaran’s last film Fireman was a moderate box office success named Fireman, which had megastar Mammootty playing the lead in it.
The plot of this film centered around the characters played by Anoop Menon and Manju Warrier and also their Volleyball team named Karinkunnam sixes. Aby and Vandana are couples and they were volleyball players as well. Aby who is a coach as well sets up a team named Karinkunnam Sixes.
But an accident made him unable to move forward in his career and the best players from his team went on to join the rival club of Karinkunnam sixes. But his wife Vandana was not in a mood to give up and she sets out to rebuild Kariknkunnam sixes. Looking for that purpose she finally reaches central jail to find some new talents to rebuild Karinkunnam sixes and plot really starts developing from there.
It is not very easy to make a film based on sports and it is not at all easy to present it convincingly before the audience. But Deepu Karunakaran had succeeded in both these tasks. He had really made this film an entertaining as well as an inspiring one. His efforts are evident in each and every frame of this movie and specially when it comes to the scenes that shows us the game of Volleyball, he really did a great job as a director.
Arunlal Ramachandran’s screenplay was also superb. He had really created convincing situations and also made each and every character with their own identity. The dialogues were never dramatic and it was very natural too. There are lot of moments in this movie that makes your eyes wet and the writer and director had succeeded in making the audience feel the emotional turmoil through which the characters are going through. They had succeeded in making it a thrilling film as well by picturizing the game perfectly.
Performance from each and every artist is the real soul of the movie and every single artist had done a great job in this flick. The director had used everyone to their potential and they had responded well too. Vandana is the best character Manju Warrier had got after her come back and she did a fine job. Anoop Menon had once again proved that he is indeed one of the finest actor we have in Mollywood now. As Aby, he looked so natural and poised and what makes him stand above all is the easiness in his acting. In the emotional scenes, he just delivered one of the best performances we saw in Mollywood recently.
Artists like Sudheer Karamana, Padmaraj Ratheesh, Baiju, Babu Antony, Jacob Gregory, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Sudev Nair, Jagadeesh, Manikuttan, Santhosh Keezhattoor, Lena etc also made their mark in this movie with their great performance. Suraj Venjarammood’s character named Nelson had great appreciation from audience and he needs a special mention.
Jayakrishna Gummadi had given some great visual for the movie and the way he shot the volleyball game was fantastic. Rahul Raj’s music was really gelled with the theme of the movie and the background scoring needs special mention. V Sajan’s editing made the movie crisp and given a certain pace to it.
In total, Karinkunnam Sixes is one of the finest sport based movie ever made in Mollywood. It will make you thrill and inspire at the same time. The spirit a game can bring to your soul is well portrayed by this movie. It is an emotionally appealing, well crafted entertainer and never miss this cinematic experience if you do not want to miss one great movie.
Director : Deepu Karunakaran
Release Date : 06/07/2016
Cast : Anoop Menon, Manju Warrier
Review : Harikrishnan
Script - 7/10
Artist Performance - 8/10
Direction - 7/10
Technical Side - 7/10