Comedy genre is hardly acknowledged in the Hindi film Industry to its actual gravity. Kaalakaandi appears to be quite promising on that side especially carving the traits of a true dark comedy. Audience can really explore the sub-genre dark comedy in the plot of the film itself. It was a bit risky and doubtful to go for such genre but apparently this Akshat Verma directorial film stood up on the expectation.
About the Plot
The film recites about various characters which are shown at different points of their lives. Saif Ali Khan whereas find himself as last stage of cancer. This distorted him internally and makes him break the rules which led him to do some crazy shit all the way.
Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal played the role of gangster’s middlemen. Akshay Oberoi also has the crucial role to play where he was suffering from pre-marriage issues. There is a lot going on inbetween the characters.
Why to watch
Well first things first! Saif Ali Khan starrer film Kaalakaandi is entirely fresh at its plot and treatment to the story. It surely live upto a new exciting genre which is still lot to explore on said to be dark comedy. Another good point Saif Ali Khan is playing the character of his age and not romancing the girl half of his age. The film was so near to be turn as cult, especially the characters if the scripting would have been stronger. Performance played by Saif Ali Khan, Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz and others are applauding. The two gangster middleman Jodi Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal are entertaining as hell. Sobhita Dhulipala came forward as great discovery in the film. There are great laughs and gags in the film along with holding up as dark comedy as well. The tripping experience of Saif Ali Khan presented a awesome visual representation and filming.
Why not to
The film hardly gives any reason to not watch expect one that you might not be digesting this ‘dark comedy’ stuff. The government statutory warning in bottom of the screen everything Saif Ali Khan do the drugs were really annoying. However, that should not stop you to watch the film. The total presentation of the film could be better on the conclusive part.
The final call
Well you might not find any experimental feature film with such entertainment level in near future so one should grab on this. Saif Ali Khan and other supporting character played their part beautifully. The punches and gags in the film are great. Lot of stuff are new and fresh which is a great reason to watch.