Dark humour in small doses

Dark humour in small doses

Kaalakaandi

Hindi (A)

Director: Akshat Verma

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal.

Rating : **

If only the film was as good as its trailer! Kaalakaandi is a weak story held up by good acting.

A parallel of three remotely connected storylines to deliver dark humour, the film does no justice to it.

Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal do a fantastic job playing underworld messengers. Saif, too, is great playing a first-time LSD taker - a teetotaller trying out all vices before he loses life to cancer.

The film doesn't get bogged down with song sequences, the narrative among the three parallels changes just at the time when the ongoing storyline starts seeming to drag, adding to the plus points.

The graphics where Saif sees the world through his trippy eyes is a neat work but more was expected here.

Talking about humour, the film turns a miser.

Akshat verma did a great job with Delhi Belly but Kaalakaandi is nowhere close to it.

Saif's encounter with a transsexual and what follows is one of the highlights and of course the bullet targets - a head, coin and testicle.

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