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Kaali Review

Drama, Family 2 hrs 8 mins May 18, 2018





Kaali Review & Rating


The banner Vijay Antony Film Corporation has always helmed projects that fall in the genre of Family entertainer and not so surprisingly this Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi directorial venture Kaali released today is also touted to be a family entertainer collaborated with thrills and suspenseful sequences. Featuring Vijay Antony in a triple role, Kaali has three heroines Anjali, Shilpa Manjunath and Sunaina portraying the hero's love interest in three different stages of the plot. Produced by Fathima Vijay Antony, the movie marks Vijay Antony's comeback as a music director after a short period of break. The movie featuring veteran actor turned filmmaker Nasser, RK Suresh, Yogi Babu, Amritha in prominent character roles released today received mixed responses from the audience.

Director Kiruthiga narrates the story of Kaali lined with three episodes. Kaali essays the story of an Indian doctor based in the US, who travels to India to find his biological Parents following a dream that becomes a haunting nightmare. The events happening amid his search to find the biological parents is the crux of Kaali. Kiruthiga tries in narrating the story with elements of a thriller flick with that of a family entertainer. She narrates Kaali's search for his father in three episodes. She succeeded in bringing connections between the three episodes and the dream that disturbs the Vijay Antony's character. Though the first episode takes slow pace without many engaging features, she manages to bring balance in the second and third phase with a good blend of emotion, action and romance. Kaali makes the second half more interesting with twists turns and more thrilling sequences. Kiruthiga Udhayanidh's effort was evident in endeavouring an idea that has so far predominantly been utilized to portray an emotional drama.Vijay Antony once again marks that his interest is more towards the family entertainers and family audience. He does a decent job in portraying his triple roles with enough maturity and hitting it correct to the audience. Yogi Babu's character as Gopi amusing excursions outings at equal intervals in an emotional drama like Kaali.  The four female Pillars does have pivotal roles in Kaali, Sunaina and Shilpa shined with their performance whereas the characters of Anjali and Amritha had nothing much to offer.

The screenplay from the start to end feels lagging even a newly tried narrative style. Dramatic play gets totally unengaging when the story reaches its core and makes it feel like there isn't enough content to balance the tale and its narration. Twist, Suspense and emotional sequences were good but fail to create interest as it lacked depth. Lawrence Kishore’s editing and Richard Nathan's cinematography does good sync with Vijay Antony's song and Background scores.

Final Verdict: Kiruthiga Udhayanidh's Kaali comes with a fresh narrative pattern but ends up look old fashioned. Kaali may look less captivating yet it is a one-time worth watchable movie.

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Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's second venture after Vanakkam Chennai titled Kaali featuring Vijay Antony in Triple character roles gets released today. The movie essaying the story of a doctor settled abroad, getting affected by a nightmare and his journey to India to find out his roots has Sunaina, Anjali and Shilpa Manjunath featured as lead heroines. Richard M Nathan has captured the frames for Kaali and the lead hero Vijay Antony himself has scored the music for this movie featuring a good number of character-comedy actors like Yogi Babu, RK Suresh, Madhusudhan Rao essaying pivotal roles. Let us check what the movie buffs have to say about Vijay Antony's Kaali.

After the first half, the movie buffs share the status of Kaali with mixed responses. While the actor's fans and followers praise him for the effort, the movie buffs get disappointed for a slow first half with not so engaging moments in Kaali. The audience is pouring praises on Yogi Babu for single-handed effort in delivering humour and holding the audience to wait for more from Kaali.

Kaali makes it difficult for the audience to accept the logic shown in all the three love stories shown. The screenplay gets lashed for its unbalanced travel through the stories. But still, the wait for an interesting second half is promised.

Kiruthiga's narration in the second half makes the audience feel Kaali as underwhelmed as the movie plot doesn't take a plight to have a pacy and interesting screenplay. The flashback portions and cliched family sentiments are delivered with no new or interesting and engaging narrative whereas the BGM and performances of the actors are garnering good acceptance from the audience.


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What Is Kaali About?

Kaali marks Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi’s second directorial venture after Vanakkam Chennai. The movie touted be a family action drama features Vijay Antony, Anjali and Sunaina in the lead roles. Kaali is bankrolled by Fatima Vijay Antony under the banner Vijay Antony Film Corporation. The movie is expected to portray two shades of the character played by Vijay Antony. Amritha and Shilpa Manjunath will also be seen in important character roles.

What To Expect From Kaali?

Awesome performance by Vijay Antony 

The multi-talented person Vijay Antony who had made all his acting ventures reach
like any stars big movie is known for his unique style of acting. The trailer of the movie is surely giving glimpses of this musician turned actor’s character nature and the shades of emotions he will essay in Kaali, which is assumed to be the title character. It is not sure that the actor is playing a double role in the movie but glimpses from the trailer are giving clues to it. The actor had has already given the audience to expect a brilliant movie with its music. Vijay Antony’s music scores for Kaali is an added advantage and It’s been proved with the melody Arumbey topping the hit charts. 

Kiruthika Udhayanidhi and her craft as a director

Kiruthika Udhayanidhi has already made her strong entry with the romantic comedy Vanakkam Chennai and Kaali will showcase her directorial brilliance in crafting a serious movie with a good line up of talents. The director has lined up Anjali, Sunaina, Shilpa and Amritha to portray powerful characters.
The heroines of Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi’s movies were never showcased as glam quotients and Kaali will have all the heroine’s essaying depthful characters.

Technical aspects

Kiruthika Udhayanidhi and Vijay Antony have roped in some of the finest technicians on board for Kaali. Richard M Nathan, the man behind the lens of Kaali is noted for his amazing composition of frames in the movies like Angadi Theru, Vishal’s Savar and Naan Sigappu Manithan, Vanakkam Chennai. The music side of the film is secured in the hands of Vijay Antony himself while the cuts and effects are supervised by Lawrence Kishore. With the best technicians in the industry, the audiences can expect a visual treat from Vijay Antony-Kiruthika movie Kaali.

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