Kaalakaandi


The trailer of ‘Kaalakaandi’ looks interesting but the vital question is whether the final product is also too promising. Well, today 12 January, the film is finally out for the audience to decide whether it is a total paisa wasool or a let-down product.

‘Kaalakaandi’ is a multi-starrer movie but Saif Ali Khan outshines all. 

Three different stories unfold in a mad monsoon night in Mumbai, runs parallel intersects at one point of time.

The first story one is about two brothers (Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Oberoi) both were out late at night for a hair-cut as one of them getting married the next day. Saif’s character is the funniest one. He plays the role of a divorce man who get to know that he has only counted days left as he was suffering from stomach cancer. He got to learn about his sickness on the day of his brother’s marriage and thereafter he decided to let go off his principle and live life without any terms and conditions.

The second story one is about two lovers (Sobhita Dhulipala and Kunaal Roy Kapur). Sobhita is getting ready to fly to the US for a doctorate while her boyfriend is trying to convince her not to go. But before heading to the airport, they decide to attend the birthday party thrown by her friend (Shenaz Treasury), which unfortunately gets raided by the Mumbai police.

The final story is about two gangsters (Vijay Raaz & Deepak Dobriyal) who decided to divide the money of loot between them without passing on to their boss.

‘Kaalakaandi’ written and directed by Akshat Verma of ‘Delhi Belly’ fame is a madcap drama. All the characters had their own story to tell but all rolled into one, making a messy of everything. Akshat Verma tied to bring the essence of ‘Delhi Belly’ but he failed drastically. The film comes nowhere close to it. He as a director failed to extract the best out of the actors. Moreover, the synchronization was missing. The film looks loosely spread here and there. It was poorly arranged.

Among all the comic timings and energy of Saif Ali Khan was unmatched. He was just fantastic.

In the nutshell, ‘Kaalakaandi’ is not a great watch but if you are a die-hard fan of Saif Ali Khan then you may go for it. But not strongly recommended.