Kaala Movie Review

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Moive : Kaala (2018)
Star Cast : Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani
Director : Pa. Ranjith
Producer : Dhanush
Releasing on : June 07, 2018

This time, Ranjith uses Rajinikanth the Superstar to tell his message — land is the common man’s right. The story is simple… Migrants from Tamil Nadu settle in Dharavi and help build it, and run the city. When an evil politician-cum-land mafia don sets his eyes on their land, they revolt. Do they succeed?

Kaala begins with an animated story-telling device similar to Bãhubali, wherein the importance of land and the suppression of the downtrodden by the power-hungry is shown. The film quickly shifts to the present day, in live-action multi-colour (with black being the prominent hue). We are shown evil politicians and land mafia hatching plans to destroy the slums of Dharavi to make it Digital Dharavi and Pure Mumbai (an obvious reference to some of the actual government schemes).

We get a casual, but sweet introduction of the Superstar, as Kaala (short for Karikaalan). However, the pace picks up when it is established that he is the King of Dharavi and no one messes with him. The love track between Zareena (played beautifully by Huma Qureshi) and Kaala initially seems to go the Kabali-Kumudavalli way, but Ranjith is quick to realise his folly and sets up a beautiful dinner scene featuring the ex-lovers, where Kaala clarifies his priorities. Watch out for an amazing performance by the two actors here.

The pre-interval block has a typical masala stunt sequence that is staged on a Mumbai flyover (with some VFX coming to the aid). This scene reminds you of the Rajinikanth of yesteryear. A big treat for his fans. Sparks start flying once the antagonist Hari Dada (played with a menacing charm by Nana Patekar) enters the scene. The interval scene is a scream.

What follows after the interval is somewhat predictable, with Hari Dada seeking revenge and depriving Kaala of his loved ones. But slowly, Ranjith brings in his style of filmmaking. He talks about how the oppressed continue to be suppressed unless they protest against the establishment. Kaala does exactly that. He asks his people to use their body as weapon — telling his people to shut Mumbai down by going on a strike as the slum dwellers in effect run the city as taxi drivers, municipality staff, hospital staff and so on. Mumbai comes to a standstill. Hari Dada seeks revenge.

Ranjith gives a spin to the classic white-is-pure-and-black-is-evil logic. Here, Ram is bad and Ravan is good. Watch out for the confrontation scenes between Nana Patekar and Rajinikanth. They are total paisa vasool. Hearing Rajini speak in Hindi and Marathi at times will be a delight for his fans.

Special mention should go to Easwari Rao (as Kaala’s wife, Selvi) and Anjali Patil (as Puyal, the girlfriend of one of Kaala’s sons). You will fall in love with their characters. The theme song, which, by now, is hugely popular is where Ranjith stamps his brilliance as a writer and director, carefully feeding the appetite of Rajinikanth fans. This would be remembered as one of the best climaxes in a Rajinikanth movie. Ranjith owes to his excellent technical crew (cinematographer Murali, music director Santhosh Narayanan, editor Sreekar Prasad and art director Ramalingam) for helping him visualise and deliver this 51% Rajini-49% Ranjith movie.

‘Kaala’ Live updates:

 

  • With a heavy duty action sequence the film comes to an end. Movie Done. Keep watching telugunow.com for complete review

  • As the film is heading towards climax yet another twist in the tale revealed…now an intense episode is going on with Onti Thala Raavana song playing the background

  • Movie completely transformed into a violent mode as both the parties are attacking each other on the streets of Dharavi

  • A few more striking scenes are going on with Nele Maa Hakku song playing in the background…

  • Nana using his power to suppress Dharavi people…a few serious scenes are going on

  • A shocking twist in the tale followed by a racy scene between Kaala and Nana…Nela neeku adhikaram Nela maaku jeevitham dialogue showcased in the trailer is on now

  • Kaala is arrested and taken to jail…tensed atmosphere in the scene. Shayaji joins the scene as minister trying to make peace between Kaala and Nana

  • A family function in Kaala’s house leads to Raaye Naa Rangelilaa…a celebration song

  • Post interval an engaging scene is on between Nana Patekar and Huma Qureshi.

  • First Half Report: So far, the film is good with some intense scenes at regular intervals. Rajini’s screen presence, pre-interval action block and interval episode are highlight of the first half.

  • The film comes halfway with an intense song sequence Nikal Nikal…break now

  • Movie has picked up its pace with back to back intense scenes…now its time for in person introduction of Nana Patekar

  • Popular dialogue Kya Re Settingaaa showcased in the trailer followed by a major action block is going on now

  • Film is slowing entering into serious mood…some intense political scenes are on now

  • A few family scenes are on between Kaala and his wife…noted actress Eashwari is essaying Rajini’s wife role

  • With Chittamma song playing in the background a few passable cute scenes are on between Kaala and Huma…

  • Nana Patekar’s has been introduced in a different manner by highlighting his character…Huma Qureshi also come in as a NGO member

  • After Kaala’s family introduction scenes now its time for the first song Yama Greatu…

  • Rajini has been showcased as the leader of poor people in Dharavi who solves the conflict problems…a few scenes related to it are on now

  • Here comes Superstar Rajinikanth makes a simple entry in a playful way with kids…

  • Film starts in Mumbai slum Dharavi…actor Sampath come into scene as Vishnu bhai a few introduction scenes are going on

  • Titles rolling on now with a brief narration on humanity and significance of our land from early days to till date…

  • Hi the film has just started and its runtime is 166 minutes…

Moive : Kaala (2018) Star Cast : Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani Director : Pa. Ranjith Producer : Dhanush Releasing on : June 07, 2018 This time, Ranjith uses Rajinikanth the Superstar to tell his message — land is the common man's right. The story is simple... Migrants from Tamil Nadu settle in Dharavi and help build it, and run the city. When an evil politician-cum-land mafia don sets his eyes on their land, they revolt. Do they succeed? Kaala begins with an animated story-telling device similar to Bãhubali, wherein the importance of land and the suppression of the downtrodden by the power-hungry is shown. The film quickly shifts to the present day, in live-action multi-colour (with black being the prominent hue). We are shown evil politicians and land mafia hatching plans to destroy the slums of Dharavi to make it Digital Dharavi and Pure Mumbai (an obvious reference to some of the actual government schemes). We get a casual, but sweet introduction of the Superstar, as Kaala (short for Karikaalan). However, the pace picks up when it is established that he is the King of Dharavi and no one messes with him. The love track between Zareena (played beautifully by Huma Qureshi) and Kaala initially seems to go the Kabali-Kumudavalli way, but Ranjith is quick to realise his folly and sets up a beautiful dinner scene featuring the ex-lovers, where Kaala clarifies his priorities. Watch out for an amazing performance by the two actors here. The pre-interval block has a typical masala stunt sequence that is staged on a Mumbai flyover (with some VFX coming to the aid). This scene reminds you of the Rajinikanth of yesteryear. A big treat for his fans. Sparks start flying once the antagonist Hari Dada (played with a menacing charm by Nana Patekar) enters the scene. The interval scene is a scream. What follows after the interval is somewhat predictable, with Hari Dada seeking revenge and depriving Kaala of his loved ones. But slowly, Ranjith brings in his style of filmmaking. He talks about how the oppressed continue to be suppressed unless they protest against the establishment. Kaala does exactly that. He asks his people to use their body as weapon — telling his people to shut Mumbai down by going on a strike as the slum dwellers in effect run the city as taxi drivers, municipality staff, hospital staff and so on. Mumbai comes to a standstill. Hari Dada seeks revenge. Ranjith gives a spin to the classic white-is-pure-and-black-is-evil logic. Here, Ram is bad and Ravan is good. Watch out for the confrontation scenes between Nana Patekar and Rajinikanth. They are total paisa vasool. Hearing Rajini speak in Hindi and Marathi at times will be a delight for his fans. Special mention should go to Easwari Rao (as Kaala's wife, Selvi) and Anjali Patil (as Puyal, the girlfriend of one of Kaala's sons). You will fall in love with their characters. The theme song, which, by now, is hugely popular is where Ranjith…

Kaala Movie Review

Story - Screenplay - 2.5
Star Cast Performances - 3.75
Technicaliites - 3
Direction - 3

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