Yes it’s too late to review Kaala. Doesn’t matter anyway. You know what happened to the film. Don’t you?
Truth tastes bitter and that’s reality. Most of us have grown up listening to this references and you know what’s the worst part?
The highly worshipped star of India like Rajnikanth had to succumb to the truth in his latest flick. Oblivious of his ideology through his yet-to-be finalised political ambitions, the man of masses had to fall prey to Pa Ranjith’s confused ideologies. Ok. Call it frustration. Easy no? Let’s see how it happens?
Apart from Rajni’s fans, most of the folks pondered WHY after a lukewarm response Kabali received.
With the same director, same ideology, ( coughs ), Kaala struck us back.
This time with a black shirt and a black dhoti. Because, it wasn’t Malaysia. It was Aamchi Mumbai amigos. To seek more attention, it was Dharavi, the same Ghetto region which inspired Kamal’s Nayakan and many other commercial pot boilers.
Like Kabali, Rajni had to step into the shoes of a Gangster again who ironically is the only man of the Dravidian masses. Because, Director has an ideology folks. Unfortunately, only he understands it.
Kaala again portrays a beard look who often depends on his kids and goons to do the talking; apart from the pre interval block where he is found bashing the goons with an umbrella. Never expect logic here. It’s Rajni after all!
As a fan, I had some expectations from Rajni again. But, Pa Ranjith had a ball. Seriously! He was keen to bring all the ‘isms’ under one roof. Be it, the beef stalls, the leftist themes, the ambedkar terms and what not. What was missing? A story!
After a tiring one hour, Nana Patekar, the villain as Hari Dada enters and thankfully lightens up the mood.
Did his attire make the difference? Contrary to Kaala, Hari Dada has a white makeover you see.
Irony is, Hari Dada is synonymous with Kaala’s attitude. Yes. Both sound same. Hari Dada has a purpose. He wants to give Dharavi a new name by making it Digital. He wants to rebuild it and at the same time, he also eyes on money. Let’s face it, it’s a politician thing.
Kaala is against it. He isn’t game for development. He doesn’t want the ghettos to shine and neither does he wants to develop it too. Not in the present and not in the future. Macha. Are you for real? You did well in ‘Muthu’ man, what happened now?
Thus, the movie is full of ideologies and themes. In an attempt of making a movie, the director ended up glorifying his opinions.
As for Rajnikanth, it was a strong foundation to kick start his political ambitions. But, let’s pray his political career isn’t too Kaala ( Dark ). As a fan, I wish him success.
Written by Vishal Aryan Komara!