Kanal is the revenge thriller directed which stars Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie is directed by Padmakumar and written by S Suresh Babu. Anoop Menon plays a pivotal role. Kanal is produced by Abraham Mathew under the banner Abaam Movies.


The movie begins with Prithviraj’s voice over. The American recession creates a huge impact in the Gulf countries; thus turning the lives of businessmen Kuruvila Mathew (Atul Kulkarni) and Raghu upside down.Then introduces Anantharaman (Anoop Menon), a journalist, John David (Mohanlal), an animator and their respective families, who meet up during a train journey. The movie takes a different turn when John and Anathan expolres their interconnected pasts. What happens next forms the rest of the plot.

Vinod Illampilly’s cinematography has perfectly captures the richness of the sand city and Kerala with the complete glory. Ranjan Abraham’s editing is not upto the marks as the movie falls into slow pace often.The songs composed by Vinu Thomas completely fails to make an impact. Ouseppachan’s brilliant background score perfectly complements the mood of a thriller movie.

An average revenge thriller for a one-time watch.

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