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Kali Movie Review: Dulquer Salmaan & Sai Pallavi Nail It!


Kali is the romantic thriller which stars Dulquer Salmaan and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Sameer Thahir and penned by Rajesh Gopinadhan. Kali is produced by the banner Handmade Films.

Kali Story

Siddharth (Dulquer Salmaan) is a young man who struggles with anger management issues from his childhood days. He is married to Anjali (Sai Pallavi) whom he met during the college days.

Anjali tries her level best to deal with Siddharth short-tempered nature. This nature slowly starts affecting Siddharth's personal & professional lives and finally lands him in trouble. How he solves his issues forms the crux of the story.

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Kali Movie Review

Cast And Performance

Dulquer Salmaan is just brilliant as Siddharth. He perfectly portrays the emotions of the character, without over-playing it. Sai Pallavi has played her role Anjali exceptionally well, even though she struggles with the Malayalam dialogues.

The extraordinary on-screen chemistry between Dulquer Salmaan and Sai Pallavi is a treat to watch and the major attraction of the movie.

Soubin Shahir scores with his trademark style as Prakashan. The rest of the star cast include Chemban Vinod, Vinayakan, VK Prakash, Vanitha Krishnachandran, Anjali Aneesh Upasana, etc are good in their roles.

Script And Direction

Director Sameer Thahir has completely succeeded in executing the well-written script by Rajesh Gopinadhan, to near perfection. Rajesh has skillfully narrated a not-so-thick plot, with a neat, flawless screenplay.

While the first half is colourful and lively, the second half is dark and intense. Sameer Thahir has managed to bring out the best out of his actors, thus making Kali a decent movie experience.

Technical Aspects

Gireesh Gangadharan's cinematography is brilliant, as it creates the most appropriate backdrop for the narrative. National Award winner Vivek Harshan scores again with his fantastic editing skills.

Songs And Background Score

Sadly, Gopi Sundar failed to impress us with the songs. But the musician scores with the extra-ordinary background score, which completely goes hand-in-hand with the intense narrative pattern.


An above-average, visually appealing romantic thriller which will keep you engaged from the beginning till the climax.

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