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Kalari Review Summary
The agoraphobia angle is pretty interesting but not enough weight has been given to it in the screenplay of Kalari, unfortunately. Sorry Krishna, you should make a wiser decision while choosing the next script.
Krisha seems to have a tough time to come with with the right movies for him. His choice of scripts let him down a lot inspite of the efforts he puts into acting.
Kalari is set in the backdrop of a small town in Cochin where Tamils live in majority. We never get to understand why such a location was chosen for the movie.
This doesn’t add any strength to the script or proves necessary for the story. Shooting the movie would have helped with cutting costs.
The movie gives more weight to brother-sister bonding.
Our hero Murugesan (Krishna) suffers from agoraphobia (an anxiety disorder) which is due to the psychological impacts of his drunkard father (MS Bhaskar).
MS Bhaskar has done his job pretty neatly with his slang and body language of a drunkard.
Murugesan has a sister whom he loves very much. She is in love with a driver who is shown as a pimp. His characterization is pretty week and look forced.
Murugesan’s father decides to marry his daughter to an orphan who is also the right hand to a land promoter (played by Jaya Prakash).
Murugesan finds out that even after marriage, his sister continues to meet her lover. Before Murugesan understands what’s going on, there happens a tragedy.
The mystery behind the tragedy unravels and then the revenge begins.
Although in writing, this sounds like a gripping movie, it doesn’t deliver so on screen. The writing is so generic and, not to mention, old school.
The characterization is very poor. Yet we can see Krishna struggle to give his best in a boring narrative.
The agoraphobia angle is pretty interesting but not enough weight has been given to it in the screenplay, unfortunately.
The songs appear at unnecessary points in the movie, and as usual, look forced. They simply add to the length of the already boring movie.
Sorry Krishna, perhaps you should make a wiser decision while choosing the next script.