Kali review: Go for it!
Kali review: Go for it!
Saturday 26 March 2016
Dulquer Salmaan, Sai Pallavi
When was the last time you did something serious after losing your temper and regretted about it, later on? Sameer Thahir’s Kali talks about a youth who finds the going tough, trying hard to manage his terrible anger.
Siddharth (Dulquer Salmaan) has been infamous for his temper right from childhood days, picking on fights with his schoolmates. His attitude never changed, even after falling in love with Anjali (Sai Pallavi) and marrying her, though both their families had not agreed to the alliance.
The first half of the film is a mélange of scenes with Siddharth in various moods and how it affects him, and of course her as well.
He is a nice man and a loving husband, trying hard to keep himself cool and relaxed. But things get out of hand at a certain point of time in the story. There are certain loose ends in the second half that could leave us with some questions for sure. But such details could end up giving away the interesting aspects of the story and we won’t play spoilsports for sure.
At just below 120 minutes, Sameer Thahir has packaged a delicious tale that is strikingly real and genuine. Though there are no efforts to dole out messages, the film could prompt the viewer to do an introspection about the way we behave at some not-so-cool situations.
There are moments that reminds us of the spectacular Bollywood movie N H 10 but this one is far more superior with the way the characters have been evolved and their bonding has been handled.
Rajesh Gopinadhan’s script is taut, while Girish Gangadharan’s visuals are superb and Gopi Sundar’s music suits the mood.
One of the highlights of the film is the performance of the lead pair, Dulquer Salmaan and Sai Pallavi, and their spectacular chemistry.
With the perfect mannerisms and body language, Dulquer gets into the skin of the character in a splendid way. He infuses a definite believability to the character and take the story ahead in an impressive manner.
Sai Pallavi underlines that she is no one-film-wonder and comes up with a restrained but powerful show that needs to be applauded.
The rest of the cast have done very well, especially Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan and Soubin Shaheer.
Kali is a simple tale that is engaging and thrilling at the same time. If your idea of entertainment is not limited to making comedy out of every available situation, this one could be a fascinating experience. Go for it!