Synopsis/Plot : Aravind Karunakaran (Dulquer Salmaan), a voluntarily retired S.I. in the Kerala Police, is haunted by an old unsolved murder case he investigated while in service. He now gathers new clues and evidences, destined to crack the long standing cold case.
Salute - Subtle heroism and a solid premise!
The grim and tense mood is maintained throughout the film and we are very much involved with the investigation. The climax does evoke mixed emotions. You might be disappointed but it also seems to be a thoughtful decision to drive home the message that it is more important that an innocent isn't pun...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
A cold, detached character study in the guise of a crime procedural
Salute is the latest entry to the never-ending reserve of the brooding, dark, introspective thriller staple from Malayalam cinema. The film is a conventional, excuse of a plot stretched far beyond its original promise. The film marks the returning collaboration between writers Bobby and Sanjay and R...(more)
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Dulquer Salmaan shines in absorbing investigative drama
Salute shows the professional pressure faced by police officers who have to deviate from ethical means of investigation in order to safeguard their jobs. Salute is a class apart from the kind of investigative thrillers we have seen in Malayalam cinema so far. The climax sequences where Aravind comes...(more)
Source: gautham Vs, Indian Express
Dulquer Salmaan's riveting cop drama is replete with new ideas
Salute, directed by Rosshan Andrrews, is an engaging police procedural drama featuring Dulquer Salmaan and Manoj K Jayan. The film is not your usual cop thriller, but it's interesting, nevertheless.(more)
Source: Janani K, India Today
Dulquer's thriller is an engaging police procedural
Salute does not waste any time with romantic songs or sentimentalism. It sticks to being a police procedural albeit an old fashioned one, with Jakes Bejoy�s background score complementing the action without amplifying anything unnecessarily. (more)
Source: Sowmya Rajendran , The News Minute