Picket 43 is the latest directorial venture of Major Ravi. The movie stars Prithviraj in the central role. Bollywood actor Javed Jaffrey, Renji Panicker, Shobha Mohan etc plays the other pivotal roles. Picket 43 is produced by Sunil OG, under the banner Murali Films.
Havildar Harindran Nair (Prithviraj) is a young soldier who
joins army without any passion. Terrorists brutally kills the
soldier who was posted in an Indian Army picket, which is known as
Picket 43. Hari gets posted in Picket 43; to his extreme
disappointment. An army dog, named Bacardi accompanies him to
Hari develops a great bonding with Bacardi, his only companion
at the picket. Then he meets Mussharaf (Javed Jaffrey), a Pakistani
soldier and the two ends up being friends, despite the clashes
between their respective countries. This forms the rest of the
Cast and Performance
Prithviraj, who portrays Havildar Harindran Nair, brilliantly
plays the emotional scenes; but need to improve in lighter scenes.
His performance as innocent light-hearted young man looks
artificial at certain points. Javed Jaffrey delivers a power-packed
performance as Mussharaf.
Rest of the cast, including Renji Panicker, Sudheer Karamana,
Hareesh Peradi, Anusha, Shoba Mohan and Sreerag Nambiar plays their
respective roles to near perfection.
Script and Direction
Major Ravi makes a perfect comeback with the movie, which deals
with a completely different theme unlike his earlier movies. The
screenplay of the movie has its own flaws; but the director manages
to conceal it with the wonderful visualisation and brilliant
Jomon T John's mind-blowing visuals are a real treat for the
audience. Ranjan Abraham's edits and cuts hasn't met the standards;
as the movie falls into low pace during the first half.
Songs and Background Score
Ratheesh Vega's songs fails to impress. Rex Vijayan's decent
background score creates a perfect mood for the movie.
Watch Picket 43 for a different movie experience and the perfect climax.