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Movie Review: Kaalakaandi

January 12th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange

Movie: Kaalakaandi
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Isha Talwar, Sobhita Dhulipala, Deepak Dobriyal
Writer: Akshat Verma
Director: Akshat Verma
Our rating: 3/5
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Kaalakaandi has many imaginative scenes that portray a drug trip, Saif Ali Khan’s gives a great performance.

The story of the film is set in Mumbai – on streets at night. Three tracks of the story run at the same time, all happening within the duration of one isolated night in the city. The film starts with a worried health-conscious person called Rileen (Saif Ali Khan) who finds out that he’s suffering from a stomach cancer. Vice President of a bank, Rileen makes a decision to live the rest of his life doing things he had never imagined. So he goes back home to a marriage function of his brother Angad (Akshay Oberoi), where he tries Red Star micro-bot (Acidic drug).

We also have Shobhita Dhulipala – who is moving to the US for further studies finds another track with her boyfriend Kunaal Roy Kapur. Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal, who are men who extort money are working for a don comprises of the third track in the movie. All of these parallel storylines have no real connection with each other and have just one thing in common Kaalakaandi. The film is about these characters who find themselves in a lot of trouble during the night and the way it ends for them.

Kaalakaandi is presented by Delhi Belly’s writer Akshat Verma who has directed this one. He also has written the script for Kaalakaandi, somehow the film seems to have a similar storyline that of Delhi Belly. This movie does have  some interesting moments. Saif Ali Khan is good to do a trippy role. Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal are exceptional in the film. Songs by Sameer Uddin and Shashwat Sachdev are featuring in the film.

Kaalakaandi is a good Saif Ali Khan film with his impressive performance as a stoner. Akshat impresses all with his wild imagination but the film does not soar.

Kaalakaandi releases on 12nd January, 2018.

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