Edakkad Battalion 06 review: An average watch!

Edakkad Battalion 06 review: An average watch

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Critic's Rating: 2.5/5

Sunday 20 October 2019

Movie Title

Edakkad Battalion 06 review: An average watch!


Swapnesh K Nair

Star Cast

Tovino Thomas, Samyuktha Menon

Director Swapnesh K Nair narrates the story of a soldier in Edakkad Battalion 06.

Captain Shafeek Mohammed (Tovino Thomas), who hails from Edakkad in Kozhikode, has come home on leave. He is a nice guy, who has done his family and friends proud by joining the Indian Army.

Besides the normal happenings in Shafeek’s life like interactions with his family, friends and helping his father who is into catering business, he takes on a shady gang of youngsters using drugs. He also finds out that a young girl, who is his close friend’s sister, is a drug addict.

Then Shafeek meets Naina Fathima (Samyuktha Menon), who is a teacher, as he saves her and group of schoolkids from an accident. Their engagement ceremony happens soon after, as the two families decide for their wedding, followed by a colourful song.

Though the story is about a soldier, there are not many visuals from that part and the Kashmir portion is pretty much limited to a song sequence in the snow filled mountains. 

With an average script, the story meanders along without a definite direction for most parts here. Perhaps the whole effort was to take it to the climax where there is a wafer thin plot. The visuals are fine and the music is good.

It is the dedicated performance of Tovino Thomas that works here. He looks really handsome and tries hard to give a genuine feel to the whole story. Samyuktha Menon is mainly seen during the song sequences and in a couple of scenes. 

Edakkad Battalion 06 is the kind of movie that tries too hard to qualify as a feel good one. Watch it with limited expectations and then it could end up as an okay ride.

Edakkad Battalion 06 review: An average watch

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