Music composer Vijay Antony is showing improvement as actor in his each and every film and ‘Kaali’, directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, is one more to the list.
For the first time, the musician-actor has played four different roles and has tried to strike a fine balance. But it seems he has concentrated more in looks when compared to performance.
Coming to the story, it is about Dr Bharath (Vijay Antony), a successful cardiothoracic surgeon in the United States. He is haunted by a nightmare and when he tries to find answer to it, he gets the shock of his life.
Bharath realises that he is an adopted child. Hence, he decides to go back to India in search of his roots. In India, he learns that he hails from a village and his name is Kaali.
He also comes to know that his mother’s name is Parvathi. But he is unable to find who his father is. He now starts a mission to solve the puzzle.
He is being helped by Gopi (Yogi Babu), a resident of the village. In his journey, Bharath is in for various twists and turns, including shocks. The rest is all about whether he is able to accomplish the mission or not.
Vijay Antony has done enough homework, while Sunaina is rock solid. Yogi Babu, Madhusudhanan, Vela Ramamoorthy, R K Suresh and Jayaprakash have come up with strong performance.
Music by Vijay Antony is good, both songs and background score. Cinematography by Richard M Nathan is one of the biggest highlights of the flick.
Director Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi has once again tried to present an impressive show and has succeeded to an extent. Had she focussed more on the pace of the script, ‘Kaali’ would have created wonders in the box-office, despite the story being dated.
Rating:3 out of 5