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Review of Balram Vs Taradas
mentors95 from United States
30 April 2007
he movie is set into motion when a large cache of arms is discovered in
the land belonging to the local businessman Hussein Sahib (Risabava).
On investigation, Inspector Varma (Mukesh) finds that Hussein Sahib has
no idea about this, but the land was used by someone called Anali
Bhaskaran. The Inspector, along with his colleagues Sudhakaran
(Jagadeesh) go to arrest Bhaskaran, but they are given a good fight. As
the police are being beaten, the screen alternates between a police
jeep appearing on the scene and Anali Bhaskaran trying to knife people.
Suddenly a hand appears in the scene and beats Bhaskaran. The camera,
in a ritual symbolic of us doing pradakshniam around the deity goes
around the body to which the hand is attached and reveals the face of
He is still the same no-nonsense, arrogant person who follows his
heterodox ways of investigation. The only difference is that he does
not use much four letter words, or in the case of Malayalam, two letter
words much. Anali Bhaskaran reveals under interrogation that Hussein
Sahib's son Salim is involved in this. Hussein Sahib says that his son
left the house sometime back and he has no idea where he is. Then at
this point it starts raining characters as if it is the start of
In a span of few minutes we get three villains, MLA Rani (Vani
Vishwanath), a DGP, Balram's boss (Devan), DYSP George (Siddique),
Policewoman Dakshayani (Kalpana), a Chief Minister, a minister called
Mustafa, Srini (Srinivasan), the editor of a yellow journal, and a
policeman called Ummar (Augustine). While were were figuring out who
was who in this, Balram concludes that Tharadas was behind all this and
the scene switches to Dubai.
If Balram got a Rajnikanth style introduction, then according to the
Newton's third law, Tharadas too has to get one. So we see one of his
associates insulting a person, bad mouthing Tharadas and walking away.
Then in the corridor he sees a faint human figure far away. The camera
jerks and jerks and reveals Tharadas, dressed so well that we would
think he was on his way to a photo shoot when he decided abruptly to
beat a few people. As if this visual was not suffice, there was an
electric guitar playing loudly in the background as if someone old the
guitar player that he would get paid based on the number of random
sounds he could make from the instrument.
After beating his associate, Tharadas meets the minister Mustafa (who
seems like a Kunjalikutti clone) and does some business. He also wants
a favor from the minister. He wants a ring to be passed to his
girlfriend Supriya (Katrina Khaif) who is an actress. Once the people
and linkages are established, the game is set in motion in an even
faster pace. Balram concludes that the only way to trap Tharadas is to
arrest Supriya. As expected Tharadas lands in Kerala and takes on
Balram and it drives rest of the story.
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