A movie that has a sturdy and strong political plot with Rajinikant in an avtar that is obviously new to screen, Kaala is doing a great job at the box-office.
Cast: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Huma Qureshi, Eshwari Rao, Anjali Patil, Aruldoss
Director: Pa Ranjith
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5
The movie Kaala is a story that revolves around a plot where a gangster cum goon from Tirunelveli, who is also the king of Dharavi, a place in Mumbai which is also considered as the country’s biggest slum. The man continues to fight against the mighty mafias and politicians to protect the land, keeping it’s citizens safe.
Sir Ranjith, this time has used the superstar Rajini Sir to convey his message about the land being a commoner’s right.
He has used a simple story where a few people migrate from Tamil Nadu to Dharavi, they settle, help build city and then run it to lead a happy and easy life. Thats when a land mafia don cum mighty politician sets his evil eyes on the land. People do revolt and the suspense that keeps counting till climax is, do they succeed…?
Alike many of the superhits, including Bahubali, Kaala beings with an animated story-telling where the significance of a land followed by its supression due to power-hunger of a few greeedy people is depicted. The animated story telling in no time, shifts to real time, where the politicians are busy conspiring plans to destroy the Dharavi which is full of slums to transform it into a pure, digitized Mumbai.
We also witness a casual introduction of Karikaalan, which is further in the movie abbreviated as Kaala. It is shown that Kaala is the king of Dharavi thus, no one in the town dares to mess with him. His lady love in the movie sequence is Zareena, a character played by Huma Qureshi. The couple sequence here, reminds the viewers of the kabali’s Kabali- Kumudavalli. The audience also gets to see a selfless side of the Kaala where he is seen clarifying his priorities.
The action- packed thriller Kaala witnesses some action stunt sequence performed on a bridge. This is also where the viewers get to see a great VFX work. Rajini Sir in these stunts is shown performing in a way that ressembles the yesteryears’ him. Not just the editting work needa appreciation here, the cinematography is well deserved element that needs to be applauded. Ranjith owes his success to everybody in his crew right from the writers to cinematographers to actors to editors to sound artists to everyone.
The actions and the revolt and protests, everything in the end with an election held in mumbai. Kaala is seen encouraging people to use themselves as weapon, they then go on a strike thus, the Mumbai is shut down because the people living in slum are the ones who are the base of the running city. The taxi drivers, municipality staff, hospital staff, and so on, all the pillar workers are the ones shown residing in the slums.
The movie all in all is a paisa vasool, money utilized to the fullest, with sir Nana and Sir Rajini sharing the screen together in a face off kind of characters, Kaala is a must watch movie. And the icing on the cake is the delight of seeing Rajinikant speaking hindi and marathi at times.
A one sentence description to encourage public to watch the movie is, kaala will be remembered as a movie with one of the best climaxes.