Check Movie Review: A Game Of Chess, Cast & Crew: Check is a romantic action thriller movie directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti. The movie casts Nithiin, Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Prakash Varrier are in the lead roles.
The Music composed by Kalyani Malik while cinematography is done by Rahul Shrivatsav and is edited by Sanal Anirudhan. The film is produced by V. Ananda Prasad under Bhavya Creations banner. Here we have shared Check Movie Review, story, Cast & Crew, and other details.
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Check Movie Review: Highlights
|Movie Category||Romantic Action Thriller|
|Check Movie Actors||Nithiin, Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Prakash Varrier|
|Check Movie Director||Chandra Sekhar Yeleti|
|Check Movie Release Date||26 February 2021|
|Check Movie Duration||2 hours and 20 minutes|
|Check Movie Screenplay||Chandra Sekhar Yeleti|
|Check Movie Written By||Chandra Sekhar Yeleti|
|Check Movie Music Director||Kalyani Malik|
|Check Movie Ratings||2.5 out of 5 Stars|
Check Movie Story
Aditya (Nitin) is a convicted murderer. He becomes a chess player under the influence of Shivannarayana (Sai Chand) a fellow prisoner while serving his sentence in Gadwala Jail.
However, lawyer Manasa (Rakul Preet Singh) enters the field for Aditya. The sequence reveals that he was branded a terrorist due to his girlfriend’s Yatra (Priya Prakash Varrier).
Why Aditya got the terrorist impression due to the affair with his girlfriend Yatra. Why did Yatra deceive Aditya? Did Manasa prove that Aditya was innocent? How Aditya, who was a prisoner in prison, became Chess Grandmaster internationally.
Why does Narasimhareddy (Sampath Raj) take revenge on Aditya? The Check film is the answer to the question of how Aditya finally got out of jail.
Check Movie Cast & Crew
- Nithiin as Aditya
- Rakul Preet Singh as Manasa
- Priya Prakash Varrier as Yatra
- Sai Chand as Shivannarayana
- Simran Choudhary
- Rohit Pathak as Trigger
- Krishna Murali Posani
- Sampath Raj as Narasimhareddy
- Murli Sharma
Check Movie Review
Check Review: National and Nandi Award winner, director Chandrasekhar Yeleti, returns to Tollywood after 2016 with the prison drama Check. While his attempt is to tell the tale of a prisoner who is desperate to prove his innocence, the strange ‘commercial’ treatment the film gets ensures it ends up being a mixed bag.
Aditya (Nithiin) is facing serious charges of terrorism and is sentenced to death. He appeals to the court to appoint him a lawyer who will help him prove his innocence. Manasa (Rakul Preet Singh) is forced to take up the case by her father (Posani Krishna Murali) in hope that her career will benefit from it.
Even as Aditya waits in hope of finding a way to escape the death sentence, he meets a chess player, fellow prisoner Sriman Narayana (Sai Chand) who excels at the game. While the student soon surpasses the master in the game, life keeps throwing curveballs. If he manages to live to tell the tale forms the story.
In the early 2000s when Chandrasekhar Yeleti made films like Aithe and Anukokunda Oka Roju, it was hard not to be in awe of the stories he told. This still remains the case for the most part when it comes to the core story of Check.
Instead of the usual heroic protagonists who will defy gravity and nary shed a tear, he writes a protagonist who is in a vulnerable position for no fault of his own.
He experiences trauma due to solitary confinement but manages to turn even that experience into a useful one. He also faces threats from fellow prisoners like Trigger (Rohit Pathak), who exists to tick off the box of that disgusting, ruthless, cliché criminal. And more importantly, he falls in love with Yatra (Priya Prakash Varrier) only to sing a duet (thankfully the only song in the film) and realize too late that he has been conned.
An irony, seeing as how he’s a professional conman who’s supposed to be intelligent. None-the-less, Chandrasekhar dredges on, in hope that in midst of all the random, heavily choreographed fight scenes, the audience notices the details that have been put in, especially when it comes to Aditya’s backstory and the reason why he gets so good at chess.
But the film suffers a major drawback when it comes to its pacing and casting. Nithiin falters in some key scenes to lend the required depth to his character, while he aces through other bits. Even though he plays a conman/prisoner, his body language comes across as every boy-next-door he has ever played before.
The background score by Kalyani Malik tries too hard to set the mood, working only in parts. Rakul on the other hand gives a good performance, switching between timid and fierce, as and when required. Sai Chand leaves an impression, even if his character isn’t fleshed out well.
Priya and Simran Choudhary also make the best of what they’re given. The climax is way too reminiscent of a certain famous American prison drama, so are a few other scenes.
Conclusion: The Check has the potential to be an engaging prison drama but falters in portions it’s supposed to excel in. It does have good bits and potential, but if you’re a fan of engaging prison dramas, it might leave you wanting. Yeleti does make you want to stay invested till the end, but only because you know what he’s capable of.