VS Hyder Ali
The film ‘Edakkad battalion-06’ released today in which Tovino in lead role centers around the story of a soldier. Shafeeque, in a village called Edakkad.
Shafeeque who arrives on leave to attend the festival in the village interfered with some social problems in his native place. Meanwhile he is engaged to a girl Naina Fathima. Followed by that a series of incidents happening in Shafeeque’s life, the film explores through it.
The last half-an hour of the film is outstanding to be noted. Swapnesh Nair, the director has handled the film with much craft with no difficulties of a debut film. Tovino performed well as a soldier and his physique was quite fit to the role. Tovino-Samyuktha combination was well worked out. The roles played by P Balachandran and Sudheesh, though it is short were remarkable.
It is felt that the co-ordination between scenes sometimes missing in the film. The slow beginning of the film after the second part made hindrance to the admirable effortless flow of the film.
Divya Pillai -Santhosh pair felt discomfortable. After all there is no notable negative to be pointed out. The film though approached with not much expectation, proved good rather than expected.