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Kali (2016)

A young wife hopes to convince her husband to change his short-tempered attitude toward life, but an incident on a remote highway may finally decide the matter.

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A young wife hopes to convince her husband to change his short-tempered attitude toward life, but an incident on a remote highway may finally decide the matter.

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It is the second collaboration of Thahir and Salmaan, after Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi (2013) See more »

Goofs

Anjali (Sai Pallavi) packs her bags and leaves Siddharth's house to go to her mother's place. Ideally, since she is leaving him and going to another state, she should be carrying her purse with her. However, later when Siddharth asks her for money, she says she doesn't have any. See more »

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References Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil (1986) See more »

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Chillu Raanthal
Written by Hari Narayanan
Produced by Gopi Sundar
Performed by Job Kurian
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great first half too realistic 2nd half
30 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Being a Malayali i have always been proud of the way Malayalam film industry prefers realistic portrayals in movies. The main character is not superhuman he or she has flaws he or she is just one among the millions of commoners living together in this society only their story is unique.

This approach has beyond doubt created many legendary movies yet with kali sadly this same approach backfires slightly. The movie begins in a spectacular fashion carries on the initial intensity till the end yet does not provide the movie with a satisfactory ending which is a little sad.

yet this movie is beyond doubt watchable and for most part really intriguing. Every single shot, the background score and everything else is picture perfect. Speaking of performances, both Dulquer and Sai pallavi have provided remarkably strong performances alongside vinayakan and chemban vinod jose (i found vinayakan's initial act a bit rusty) who have given good performances.

A special mention must go to Soubin Sahir (what a find he is!) who provides a remarkably subtle funny performance worth remembering.

All in all kali is well executed film with some minor yet disappointing shortcomings in script towards the end. Yet it definitely is a movie worth watching once.


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