Thundu Movie Review: Can a Cheating Constable Win Respect?


This Malayalam film, titled “Thundu” and available on Netflix, offers a unique perspective on police life. Here’s a breakdown to help you decide if it’s your cup of tea.

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“Thundu” follows Baby (Biju Menon), a middle-aged constable yearning for a promotion to escape the constant belittlement from his superior, Shibin Chandran (Shine Tom Chacko). The story revolves around Baby’s attempt to overcome his insecurities and gain respect through a departmental promotion exam.

Unlike typical cop movies with larger-than-life heroes, “Thundu” presents a more grounded portrayal. Baby isn’t a brawny action hero; he’s an ordinary man struggling with self-doubt and the challenges of studying after years on the job.

The film attempts humor through Baby’s efforts to cheat on the exam and his interactions with a police-training dog. However, these moments are tinged with a sense of melancholy, reflecting Baby’s desperation and the limitations placed upon him.

While the film avoids clichés, some viewers might find the plot predictable and the humor underwhelming. The focus on Baby’s struggles may leave you wanting a more satisfying resolution or character development.

“Thundu” offers a distinctive perspective on police life, showcasing the daily struggles and aspirations of a regular constable. If you’re looking for an action-packed thriller, this might not be it. But if you appreciate a more realistic portrayal with a touch of humor, “Thundu” might be worth a watch.

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