Kaalidas- An opinion on the movie
I started watching the movie with lots of expectations. The reviews after the theatre watch from movie reviewers skyrocketed my expectations to be true. I strongly believe that there always would be a difference between watching a movie in the theatre and from home. the ambience could work wonders. But did this movie matched my anticipation after watching it from TV? Let's see.
The movie started in a promising manner to be called as a mystery/thriller. The dead body of a lady was found as if she jumped from the top floor. Police considered it as a suicide from their primary investigation. But the whole situation changed when multiple incidents took place in a similar manner in the following days in the city.
Now there is room for a perfect mystery/thriller. The factors like who/whydunnit are now on the books. But as the movie moved on it started showing unexpected lags due to the way the story was presented. Bharat did a decent job in the title role. He tried to bring his best as the cop who investigates the case. Suresh Menon and the rest of the characters also did a decent job, but nothing special to mention with their characters too as the story lacked the x-factor to keep the viewer glued to their seats. The movie just went in circles with the technique of deception to distract the viewers.
I think the story of the movie then had a lazy approach from the makers. They coined up the rest for just the twisted climax. I lost interest in the movie halfway through the movie when so many distractions raised in the form of songs and other issues. I think the makers were confused about the genre at a certain stage of the production.
With such a promising background to work on, the makers never worked to better it to reach the standards of the many Tamil movies that had achieved their cult status during the past years. The movie, in the end, became a mediocre experience for me. Watch it if you need to know what happened in the climax if you have some spare time.
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