Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel review: yet another conspiracy theory

'Kodathisamaksham Balan Vakeel'

Balan Vakeel (Dileep) is a perfect lawyer with a defect and the movie has a conspiracy twist. Balakrishnan was the leader of the political wing during his law college days. He used to lead rallies, inspire everyone with his speeches and fight it out with his rivals. He was the hero until he encountered an accident of his close friend. It shocks him and leaves him stammering. The hero turns an underdog and since then he had been a failure. He is a stammering, struggling lawyer who finds it hard to defend a case of his own. Yet he knows all about the neuro-linguistic programming and has sharp eyes.

Thus comes a case, when he was least expecting, a conspiracy which involves a young woman Anuradha (Mamta) and him. The plot to summarise is pretty interesting and the mood the movie sets in makes one curious. But it has a few initial hiccups with an item song and unwanted comedies.

'Kodathisamaksham Balan Vakeel'

Director B Unnikrishnan tries to blend in comedy, action, drama and thriller but misses the perfect mix.

The film also has its hits and misses. Dileep is perfect for the role with his controlled acting as a stammer and so is Mamta. The duo's on-screen chemistry is a treat for fans. Renji Panicker gives a twist to his appearance and so does Siddique who is a not-so-usual father with his good comic timing.

'Kodathisamaksham Balan Vakeel'

What doesn't work is Aju Vargheese's friend-cum-thug role while Baburaj's goon avatar with the 'Babuvetta' song is a hindrance for the thriller. Cinematographer Akhil George manages to get the best for the flashback sequences.

There are some really gripping moments, especially the chase scene with Sajid Yahiya, introduction of Priya Anand and the mystery behind Harish Uthaman's role.


The movie is engaging in parts and a watchable one. And just like Saiju Kurup says in the movie, “It doesn't matter how you say rather all it matters is what you say,” Dileep clearly steals the show.

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