Release date : November 17, 2017
Starring : Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh
Director : H. Vinoth
Producers : Umesh Gupta, Subash Gupta
Music Director : Ghibran
Khakee is one film which has been creating a lot of buzz off late. Based on a true cop story, this film has Karthi as the main lead and has hit the screens all overtoday. Let’s see how it is.
The film is set in the early 90’s and Dheeraj(Karthi) is a fierce Tamil Nadu cop who is quite famous for his uncompromising attitude. During this time, the entire state is struck by some brutal robberies all over. People die in these robberies but the cops do not have any clue at all. This is the time Dheeraj takes charge of this case and finds out that a huge dacoit gang from Rajasthan is behind all this. Rest of the story is as to how Dheeraj cracks this case and nabs all those who are behind this.
Karthi as Dheeraj is perfect fit for the role and his mannerisms and body language are believable and definitely this role will be one of the memorable roles in his career. Rakul Preet Singh as Priya is nice and she played the role of a hyper and bubbly girl. She complemented Karthi well in romantic sequences. Abhimanyu Singh is terrific as chief of dacoit gang. Sreenivas is good as a policeman in Rajasthan.
Karthi as Dheeraj
Khakee is high in technical aspects. Camera work by Sathyan Sooryan is top notch as he brings the 90’s effect in a effective manner. Also, the way he showcases the fights and barren lands in Rajasthan give a lot of depth to the film. Telugu dubbing is decent and so were the production values. The production design and artwork which showcased the cop set up is quite good. Editing is slick and so was the background score by Ghibran.
Coming to the director Vinoth, he has done a very good job with the film. His detailing with the case is awesome and the way he narrated the film with ample action elements and racy chasing episodes make this film click big time. He keeps the film quite realistic which makes things even more interesting for the audience.
On the whole, Khakee is riveting cop drama which has many edge of the seat moments. Very rarely do you see such thrillers which are showcased without diverting from the main point. Karthi’s tough cop act, racy action elements and gripping narration are major assets to the film. As the film is genre specific, the film does not have any commercial elements whatsoever. So, all those who like action films and are looking for some realistic thrillers, Khakee is the film you should not miss this weekend. Go for it.