Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel (U)
21/Feb/2019 Action, Drama 2hrs 35mins

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3.00

Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel is a run-of-the-mill thriller made for you to like and be in awe of the hero

Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel is a run-of-the-mill thriller made for you to like and be in awe of the hero. It is demanding you to like him and root for him, sometimes out of sympathy and the other times for his intelligence. It is a story entirely revolving around that need to urge you to like him...(more)

Source: Deepa Antony, Times Of India

2.50

The script is shaky and has too many loose ends

Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel ends up as an okay one time watch, packaged for those who don't need much to be thrilled. It has essentially been made for the fans of Dileep as he is back in action with some comedy and some heavy duty heroics.(more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com

1.50

A case full of loose ends

B Unnikrishnan could have given us a better movie if he had only stood by the promise that he makes in the beginning. Instead of a nail-biting mystery, what we get is a pretentious film that lacks any real emotion or intelligence.(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar R, Indian Express

2.00

A Badly Written Thriller That's Not Half As Clever As It Claims To Be

But of all the mysteries the film pointed to, there's only one I'm genuinely interested in solving�how does director Unnikrishnan keep getting films?(more)

Source: VISHAL MENON, Filmcompanion.in

1.50

Dileep's unexpected restraint is overshadowed by crudeness, clich�s and prejudice

Lost in all this triteness is a rather interesting mystery, the not-and-at-all sub-plot explaining how and why Balan began to stammer, and Dileep's surprisingly restrained portrayal of Balan's disability. With juvenile humour and prejudice dominating the screenplay, Team KSBV has no one to blame but...(more)

Source: Anna MM Vetticad, Firstpost.com

3.50

Dileep and a few good laughs keep this afloat

The film makes it obvious from early on that it was not designed to provide any sort of intellectual stimulation, and any attempt to seek the same would be an exercise in futility. It's more interested in playing to the gallery and should be approached in the same way as you would any commercial ent...(more)

Source: Sajin, Indian Express