Amit J wrote:There is this film maker Major Ravi from the malayalam film industry who was an IA officer and was the team leader of the operation One Eyed Jack
was quite good, except for the high level of jingoism and dialogues which reminded me of old dramas. This was also a movie which showed pretty much the actual situation in Kashmir. And it was an eye-opener for many Mallus who are still getting "high" thanks to communism, socialism. I will not blame Major Ravi to for choosing an actor like Mohanlal (who is obese, when it comes to depicting Army standards). But remember the movie had to run in theatres, and it had to placate the so called "Mohanlal fans". An unknown actor would have caused a disaster for this movie.
also he made a movie Mission 90 days which picturised the One Eyed Jack ops
It was after seeing Mission 90 days that I decided to ignore Major Ravi for good. Mission 90 days was nothing but a fantasy of Major Ravi. First of all, it was a police case. Rajiv Gandhi was assasinated and a special team (SIT) was formed to investigate this case. This team was led by Mr. Karthikeyan and assisted by Radha Vinod Raju IPS (chief of NIA today). Major Ravi's only job was to provide assistance to the investigation team. LTTE chaps had the uncanny ability to commit suicide by consuming cyanide, and the only agency which could conduct "storming in" operations was the NSG. And NSG had doctors who could be try to stop cyanide poisoning. In the movie the character played by Mamooty seems to be conducting the investigations, and naturally the police officers are shown in bad light. And add to it the standard melodrama of "officer being called back, when on leave", the usual ego issues with policemen (police men=bad, army officers=good). When has any Army officer (still being part of NSG, Army) conducted a police investigation? Are they even trained to do an investigation? That is not their job.
To put it quite bluntly my opinion of Major Ravi's movies is quite low, especially after seeing Mission 90 days
, and reading reviews of his latest movie Kurukshetra
. I would not even watch his movies, unless some one offers me a DVD/VCD at his own expense. Going to the movie theatre, totally ruled out.
PS: As for the Konanakunte operations, Karthikeyan and Radha Vinod Raju in their book have clearely admitted some lapses. The Karnataka Police (especially one officer) had made some faulty moves, and surrounded the area, with policemen in full uniform. The then director of CBI wanted to be physically present when the storming began. This caused delays. When LTTE cadres see fully uniformed policemen surrounding them, what they do next was obvious.