Pretty Engaging But This Mix Of Realism & Mass Offers Mixed Results!
annur Squad occupies the middle ground between Kuttavum Shikshayum and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru. The mass moments aren�t bad, but they don�t really gel with the narrative style and with villains who seem straight out of a template masala film, the overall effectiveness gets diluted. Kannur Squad is ...(more)
Source: BharathVijayakumar, MovieCrow
Mammootty's police drama gets exciting in second half
The film, co-scripted by Muhammed Shafi and actor Rony David Raj, and marking the directorial debut of cinematographer Roby Varghese Raj is reminiscent of Rajeev Ravi�s Kuttavum Shikshayum, particularly when the team ventures into UP�s Tikri village to catch someone who will lead them to the murdere...(more)
Source: Anna Mathews, Times Of India
Roby Varghese Raj's 'Kannur Squad' is a very satisfying police procedural that plays like a massier version of 'Kuttavum Shikshayum'.
here is a reason Jayan did what he did. There is a reason the masked men did what they did. Kannur Squad shows us that good, thoughtful writing can exist in hero-centric mainstream filmmaking. And also that small, human touches aren't out of place in such a movie. Kishore plays a senior officer whos...(more)
Source: Galatta, galatta.com
Mammootty's police procedural is solid, yet lacks freshness
Kannur Squad is undoubtedly a solid police procedural that unfolds at a measured tempo, avoiding excessive dramatisation. However, its notable resemblances to earlier films within the same genre prevent it from being truly fresh.(more)
Source: Anandu, Indian Express