Cast : Manju Warrior, Anoop Menon , Suraaj Venjaaramoodu , Babu Antony, Sudev .
Direction : Deepu Karunakaran.
Plot : Aby (Anoop Menon) is very passionate about volleyball and his team , Karinkunnam 6s . His team is about to enter VPL. However he has arguments with the management over certain issues , which leads to disputes between him and his team . Things take an ugly turn , when he meets with an accident and when his team members join other teams . Vandana(Manju Warrior) decides to take the game forward , with new players in her team . She faces a lot of hurdles on her path forward .
My views : Karinkunnam 6s is one of the Eid releases , I very badly wanted to watch . It has a story which loses track in between . The first half is interesting . Vandana and Aby have a lot of hurdles to cross , to realise their Volleyball premier league dream . The director loses focus once the team gets into VPL. This is rightly mentioned by Shashankan , when he says , madathinnu,Karinkunnam VPL il ethikaan maathram aayirikkum udeshyam , njangalku jayikanam.
Also , it would have been good if they had shown Vandana s connect with volleyball . What qualified her to be a volleyball coach ? Karinkunnam belongs to Aby’s father , but is that a good enough reason to be passionate about the team , given the financial adversities he and his team is facing ?
I liked the chemistry between Manju Warrior and Anoop Menon . I liked the way she uses her body in the scenes where she is seen gardening . Sadly , she isn’t seen playing much of volleyball . I liked the scene where she uses her assertiveness with the jail inmates , when they question her over the team selection .
Suraaj Venjaaranmoodu is again in a different role this time . I am liking his selection of roles ever since Action Hero Biju . He shines as Inspector Nelson , a very serious inspector , whose shadow is enough to make even the most notorious criminal pee in his pants .
Another person who deserves accolades is Sudhir Karamana as Shashankan . He is the hot tempered master smasher of the team .
Babu Antony , Sudev , Padmaraj Ratheesh have all stuck to their roles and have not gone overboard.
The first half is a good watch , I had almost declared that this was my favourite among all the movies that released this Eid . However the second half dragged and lost focus. Karinkunnam 6s is on the weaker side with good performances .
I would suggest you to catch Karinkunnam 6 once it releases on DVD.
Quotes that caught me :
I just need 5.
Welcome to old generation Volleyball .
Coaching nu vanittu avasaanam kochum aayee pokaruthu.
Remometer : 2.5/ 5 .
Remometer Legends :
1 : I ran out of the theater.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . Can skip watching on big screen.
3 : One time watch on the big screen.
3.5 : Fan girl. Will definitely watch again , that too on big screen.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .