Keerthichakra promises to bring to the screen an army based story, shot in real border locales in Kashmir. The fact that the director is a former Army officer would bring the movie authenticity. Add to that, the cast headed by Mohanlal. With an eye to Tamil market, upcoming hero Jeeva plays an important role (who incidentally is this movie’s producer R.B.Choudhary’s son).
Mohanlal plays the role of Major Mahadevan, a fearless officer who commands a group of anti-terrorism commandos. The film depicts the harsh life of the soldiers, the stress they are under due to constant exposure to danger, the pain they suffer from due to long separation from their dear ones, the strong bonds that are developed in the course of their career, the camaraderie that exists among them and their single minded obsession with protecting the motherland. The film also tells the story of the firm friendship between Major Mahadevan and Havildar Jeeva (played by the Tamil actor with the same name). [Synopsis]
The story is provided by the director himself. The music is provided by Joshwa Sreedhar to the lyrics of Girish Puthenchery. The rest of the cast include Biju Menon, Shammi Thilakan, Kochin Haneefa, Spadikam George, Reema Sen, and Baby Sanusha.
It has been a while since we had an Army movie in Malayalam after Sainyam and Nair Saab and it would be a welcome change from the typical family dramas and comedies.
Major Ravi, a first time director has assisted Priyadarshan in Kaalapani and Malaamal Weekly. This is a time when lot of first time directors have done well, like Roshan Andrews, Blessy, and Anwar Rasheed. Even Army movies can be boring as shown by LOC and we hope Major Ravi has learned enough tricks of the trade from Priyadarshan to keep it interesting.