Edakkad Battalion 06 is a Malayalam movie coordinated by Swapnesh K. Nair, composed by P.Balachandran, and produced by Sreekanth Bhasi, Tomas Joseph Pattathanam, and Jayant Mammen under the pennant of Ruby Films. Featuring a troupe cast of Tovino Thomas, Samyuktha Menon, Rekha, Joy Mathew, Sudheesh and Abu Salim, the film is motivated by a genuine story, in which Thomas plays a military official.
Edakkad Battalion Movie Review
Based on a true story, Edakkad Battalion 06 is written by P Balachandran and directed by Swapnesh K Nair. The movie, with an obvious military reference in the title itself, isn’t your run-of-the-mill military story. Capt. Shafeek Mohammed (Tovino Thomas) comes back to his hometown, Edakkad in Kozhikode, for a holiday. With newfound confidence from the newly earned respect from his job, Shafeek finds himself helping everyone in his village.
The military is now and then an abused story figure of speech to pitch patriotism. Furthermore, if not maneuvered carefully it might crash and burn, as Edakkad Battalion 06. One can’t resist the urge to feel disillusioned when the onscreen science of the craftsmen makes you need to feel, however, the content doesn’t convey. Much like in ‘Theevandi’, Tovino and Samyuktha have a decent onscreen science that makes you wish had it been the focal topic of the account it could have in any event stuck your eyes to the screen. Since Sidharathu who wrenches the camera for Edakkad Battalion 06 and makes it an outwardly satisfying knowledge in any event, when the story delays. Samyuktha Menon demonstrates that she can act out through her eyes, quite a bit of what she does all through the motion picture.
Music by Kailas Menon is mediocre at best, ‘Nee Himamazhayay’ being the only noteworthy track. Tovino Thomas finds very little scope for performance. His portrayal of Capt. Shafeek Mohammed is a rather cliched caricature of a heroic soldier. The film force-feeds the audience with the tallness of valour and bravery of a soldier. While it goes without saying that a soldier’s contribution to the nation isn’t trivial, but in Edakkad Battalion 06 the narrative overplays it making it feels strained. Also, one finds many storylines forgotten or lost as the story proceeds. Edakkad Battalion 06 comes as a widely stretched out tribute to the brave martyrs of the land. The gravity and effect of martyrdom play out in the last 10 minutes of the movie, which by far the only part that manages to incite emotion. Whether one would want to brave an hour and a half of a film for the last fifteen minutes of an emotional message is a very personal choice.