People who play chess pour their heads on the moves to be taken, depending on the moves made by the opponent. So, Dileep?s film ?Chess? reminds you of brainy and intellectual homework. However, something seems to have gone astray somewhere, as there is not much logic behind the plots of the film. You will enjoy this action packed thriller, provided you don?t look at it in the logical point of view.
The film speaks about chaos and anarchy with lots of bloodshed. Jayakrishanan (Dileep) belongs to a family associated with fine arts, as his mother Kalakshethra runs an institution that teaches music and dance. He is the illegitimate son of Krishnadaas IPS (Saikumar), who calls them to be with him during the last stage of his life. However, fate turns ugly with Krishnadas's cousin and Police commissioner Devarajan?s (Vijayaraghavan) gang wiping out everybody for want of their family fortunes.
Jayakrishanan battles for life following the torture and survives by pretending as a blind man in order to take on the mafias including Police Commissioner Devarajan, Police Superintendent Abraham Koshi (Bheeman Raghu), Circle Inspector Sarath Chandran (Babu Raj) and Crime Branch Officer Swaminathan, who are responsible for his painful life. He goes about his plan of taking revenge on the mighty mafias with the help of Vasu (Mohan Jose), a former naxalitte and a police constable (Jagathy). He uses his brain while executing plots against the evils like a game of chess.
It is hard to digest some of the scenes of the film yet it is neatly done all the same. The first half is full of melodramas while the second half is more exciting with actors like Salim kumar and Harisree Ashokan coming to the front. Dileep has succeeded in changing from boy-next-door to macho image. He has performed this diverse role with ease. However, heroine Bhavana has nothing much to do as Dr. Radhika. Vijayaraghavan and Ashish Vidyarthy have done their job well.
Debutant director Raj Babu has done good job in making the film a racy entertainer. Sibi.K. Thomas and Uday Krishna have provided good script for the film and Berny Ignatius has composed the tunes with lyrics written by Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma
On the whole, ?Chess? has enough elements to keep you sit up all through. It will at least not bore you. Watch the plots as they come without looking at logic and you will enjoy thoroughly.