Kaalakaandi Movie Reviews


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2.4
Verdict: Timepass based on 13 reviews
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  • Rohit Bhatnagar

    3.0

    Rohit Bhatnagar | Deccan Chronicle

    This Saif Ali Khan starrer is not a masterpiece to be kept in the Oscars library, but it is f****** contemporary.
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  • Sukanya Verma

    3.0

    Sukanya Verma | Rediff

    Kaalakaandi doesn’t always provide it, but there’s enough intrigue to play along.
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  • Saibal Chatterjee

    3.0

    Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV

    Kaalakaandi may not be for all palates, but the film has enough spice for those in the mood for an off-the-beaten-track Bollywood experience.
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  • Meena Iyer

    3.0

    Meena Iyer | DNA India

    …if you like your cinema experimental and edgy, give this one a try.  
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  • Mayank Shekhar

    3.0

    Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day

    It remains a lot like Delhi Belly instead, the (Akshat Verma) writer of which makes his directorial debut here. He’s on the ball for sure. Is it as good as Delhi Belly? As a script? Possibly. As a film, I felt it lacks rhythm, with too much being force-fed to suit the timeline of one never-ending night in Bombay, even if that’s the genre. The end might make you go, “Eh?” But through it all, you’re more likely to go, “Hah!” So nah, I’m not complaining at all.
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  • Shubhra Gupta

    2.5

    Shubhra Gupta | Indian Express

    Akhsat Verma’s directorial debut is very much of the it-happened-one-night format, where all kinds of people are on the move, and stuff happens. Saif Ali Khan makes the most of his part, even though you wish it had a little more heft.
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  • Renuka Vyavahare

    2.5

    Renuka Vyavahare | Times of India

    Even as you continue to watch the film patiently, beyond a point, it’s nothing to write home about. You eventually sum up your thoughts on the film by borrowing the film’s expletive-laden dialogue —, ‘experimental ke naam pe chu*****’?
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  • Rajeev Masand

    2.0

    Rajeev Masand | IBNLive

    The humor is hysterical but never consistent. And sadly there’s not a lot more to it.
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  • Sweta Kaushal

    2.0

    Sweta Kaushal | Hindustan Times

    Saif Ali Khan outshines a sloppy script…The Saif ALi Khan-starrer is a thriller at best and an attempted comedy at worst.
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  • Umesh Punwani

    2.0

    Umesh Punwani | KoiMoi

    Kaalakaandi is just about Saif Ali Khan’s and his amazing performance as a recently turned stoner. Akshat impresses with his wild imagination but unfortunately when a film is bad not the biggest of the superstars can save it.
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  • Rummana Ahmed

    2.0

    Rummana Ahmed | Yahoo

    ‘Kaalakaandi’ tries a fresh approach – it’s for a niche audience with some edgy scenes and bawdy dialogues – but I am not sure if this is everyone’s cup of tea. Watch it if you must. Saif – in top form here – will keep you entertained, even if the film fails to.
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  • Bollywood Hungama News Network

    1.5

    Bollywood Hungama News Network | Bollywood Hungama

    KAALAKAANDI has a promising first half but goes completely downhill. At the box office, it has slim chances of becoming commercially successful.
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  • Anna MM Vetticad

    1.5

    Anna MM Vetticad | Firstpost

    It is hard to believe that a film directed by the writer of Delhi Belly is, for the most part, a drag. Despite Saif Ali Khan being in cracking form, Kaalakaandi lacks fizz and purpose.
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  • Udita Jhunjhunwala

    NR

    Udita Jhunjhunwala | LiveMint

    ‘Kaalakaandi’ is an inconsistent but madcap film, with a couple of terrific performances
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  • IANS

    NR

    IANS | Sify

    Overall with good production quality, debutant director Akshat Verma’s attempt at this noir comedy is engaging but it goes without saying that the script material tries to sell itself a little too hard.
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  • Namrata Joshi

    NR

    Namrata Joshi | The Hindu

    Khan is especially delightful, alternating between the slapstick and the sombre with an off the cuff ease. The “Cape of Good Hope” and “Australia” bits he gets to speak are the noteworthy chuckle-inducing bits in a largely bland, facile and slight fare.
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