2 hrs 42 mins
Sameer, Bejoy, Aneesh, Shanu, Paul and Abu are the best of friends. They all wanted to dress up in branded outfits and look stylish in all manner. As they hail from a middle-class family, seldom do they afford the luxury brands. The hankering for luxury brands led them to steal dresses, shoes, and accessories. The turn of events starts when they broke into a villa and get stuck inside. How does this incident change the lives of these 6 friends and inmates of the villa is what the film is about.
Shaji Nadeshan, Santhosh Sivan, Arya
Going by the title, “Kaly” is meant for time-pass but by the theme it has some serious affair. From the life premise of happy-go-lucky youngsters, in a jiffy the tone is transformed into a thriller pattern, which is gripping and engaging. The prelude is the puerile deeds like spiriting away of clothes and accessories from shops by these youths in pursuit of leading a luxury life. At one stage, you would conceive the plot like any other run-of-the-mill tale of urban boys. But there is an impending serious ‘play.’
Plot of the movie.
Debutant director Najeem Koya effectively restrains the buoyancy of the six member gang Abu, Bijoy, Shanu, Sameer Shajahan, Paul and Aneesh to digress the proceedings aptly to be a thriller drama. The events in the luxury villa compound bring Circle Inspector T. Thilakan (Joju George) to the scene and he is a delight to watch thereafter. Joju George is excellent in the character, which holds the film tightly to make it riveting. The film revolves around the incident that occurs inside the premise of a cluster of villas. The youngsters, including Sameer Shajahan, played by Shebin Benson, Paul (Shalu Rahim) and Aneesh (Indy Pallassery) too involve in it to make matters from bad to worst. The anxiety of Balan (Shammy Thilakan) and his friends to get rid of the quagmire serves as the pulsating factor in the movie.
Cast and performance.
The boys’ gang has names like Shebin Benson, Shalu Rahim, Indy and Anil K Reji. They were all kind of fine for the characters and with all the kind of parkour the characters are supposed to do, they were believable too. Aiswarya Suresh is a pretty face but her acting needs to be improved. Her sentimental scenes offered unintentional comedy for the viewers. Shammi Thilakan was good as Balan. Tiny Tom, Ezhupunna Baiju, Baburaj, Balaji Sharma etc. are there. One thing on which everyone would agree would be the fact that Joju George was fantastic as SI Thilakan. He is cunning, smart, loses cool occasionally and Joju makes him look so convincing on screen. Almost an hour in the second half, where the SI character is in command of the movie is the most exciting phase of Kaly.
The script written by Najeem Koya and Aroz Irfan firmly states its novelty and closes the possibilities of loopholes. But towards the end, they evade from giving a comprehensive explanation to the turnaround of events. Aiswarya Suresh as Poojitha carries a responsible role and she completes it with moderate success. Behind the camera, Sajith Purushan proves his immaculate visual sense. Rahul Raj composes the BGM that always evokes the mysterious feel of the outcome of the tale. It’s a smart play by Najeem Koya sans grave fouls.
Kaly the movie best to watch. Go for it to watch some serious suspense situations, brilliant making and parkour sequence.