Grandmaster (2012)

Director
B. Unnikrishnan

Main cast
Mohanlal; Priyamani; Jagathy Sreekumar; Babu Antony; Anoop Menon

Genres
Thriller

Description
Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who anticipates his opponents moves well in advance, he proceeds forward. But only once, just once, he makes a fatal mistake.


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