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The Address (2011)

Melvilasom (original title)
A single yet brilliant court martial session of a dalit soldier accused of killing a Captain and attempting to kill another captain




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Credited cast:
Asokan ...
Dr. Gupta
Suresh Gopi ...
Captain Vikas Roy
Krishna Kumar ...
Captain B. D. Kapoor
Parthiban ...
Sowar Ramachandran
Nizhalgal Ravi ...
Major Ajay Puri
Thalaivasal Vijay ...
Colonel Suraj Singh


A single yet brilliant court martial session of a dalit soldier accused of killing a Captain and attempting to kill another captain

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29 April 2011 (India)  »

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An Engaging Courtroom Suspense Thriller. ♦ 79%
27 July 2013 | by (the Entertainment Capital of India) – See all my reviews

Everything about the movie is right, with a bold climax to actually accentuate the intensity of the story it speaks about.

Telling a story about how a down-trodden soldier is managed by his cruel superiors is brought to justice in a 100-minute courtroom drama. The whole film takes inside the court with no songs to deviate. The plot sticks to what it intends to convey & the screenplay keeps it going in real-time, which is truly engrossing.

The deep understanding of army laws & how a court-martial is carried out is portrayed with great finesse. Cast performance is very good, especially Suresh Gopi & Partibhan. The latter pulls it off quite nicely with speaking only few words.

The emotional turn it takes toward the end really induces emotion. Moreover, the process of court-martial and the advocacy is a treat for lovers. It keeps its viewers hooked and that is what matters. I rate it 7.9/10 because the editing & cinematography is very poor. Music also isn't remarkable pertaining to the serious theme. Sound effects are loud & untimely, although the inventive use of sounds is appreciable. Dialogs are very good but there's no denying that they all lacked furnishing.

BOTTOM LINE: Highly recommended because of its aesthetic value & huge entertainment quotient.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity: Strong (most are beeped out) | Vulgarity: Mild | Nudity/Sex: No | Drugs/Smoking: No | Alcohol: Very Mild | Violence: Mild | Gore: No

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