Critics Review


A Fantastic Solid Little Film

Khalid Rahman's 'Unda' written by Harshad is a grippingly told story about a team of cops in a camp at a distantland. The film glows with the aura of subtlety that Mammooty effortlessly brings to it.(more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


Unda is an unbridled entertainer with a heart that makes you root for the Kerala Police. It opens your eyes to the gap between the administration, the bureaucracy, and the working force.

Unda makes a meek socio-political statement, in that it doesn't exactly follow it through. And it is more of a story than a political statement and hence one may argue about its political correctness. However, that doesn't take away the fact that Unda is an unbridled entertainer with a heart that makes you root for the Kerala Police. It opens your eyes to the gap between the administration, the bureaucracy, and the working force. It opens your eyes to the fact that the police force is but made of men with human needs, feelings and flaws. And that all the shortcomings and flaws withstanding, they too give up lot for the state machinery to function.(more)

Source: Deepa Antony, Times Of India


An inspiring film made with a lot of heart

Unda is a bold and daring act of expression that draws parallels between the violence perpetrated by gun-wielding Maoists and power-wielding corrupt politicians. The film doesn't offer easy solutions to the human and moral crisis that unfolds on screen. It simply mirrors the life-altering problems stemming from the amoral power structure.(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar R, Indian Express


A compelling ride that will appeal to those who take movies seriously

Unda is a compelling ride that will appeal mainly to those who take movies seriously. If you are a fan of Mammootty, here is one of his finest performances. Watch this one!(more)

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A Slow Burning Cop Film That's An Anthithesis To Its Genre

The plight of tribals, often mistaken to be Maoists, is addressed, even in the form of an emotional speech, even though those scenes fail to play out the way it was intended. Even the way elections are conducted are critiqued though it adds very little to the film. And for a reasonably short film, certain scenes feel like they take forever to get to the point, which give us the feeling that film is lacking in drama.(more)



Unda Movie Review

Unda has abundant practical humor in its narrative. And at the same time, it hooks you up with its very real and new backdrop. The helplessness Mani sir feels when he says goodbye to Kunalchand is the same helplessness one will feel at the end of Unda. Unda is a politically relevant subject addressed with authenticity and the quality performances only enhanced its value.(more)

Source: ASWIN BHARADWAJ S, Lenmenreviews


Mammootty Back to Being a Cop in Entertaining Dark Comedy

Unda breathes fresh air into Malayalam cinema�s police narratives and promises a 'paisa-vasool' outing for the audience.(more)

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2019 is The Year of Mammootty, this sweet-sad-funny ode to the Kerala Police seals the deal

Expecting the unexpected is par for the course for Malayalam film buffs, but it still takes a moment to get used to Unda. Not because its story, setting and treatment are unique (they are), but because Mammootty agreed to subsume his stardom in a role. It is such a pleasure to see this great artiste so thoroughly inhabiting a role that at least for the two hours plus of Unda's running time, he becomes a distant memory because S.I. Manikandan C.P. is all he will let us see.(more)

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Hitting the target, fair and square

Unda is a film that takes us far from all the tropes of mainstream, yet it hits the bullseye, fair and square.(more)

Source: Navamy Sudhish, The Hindu