Kala is the action thriller that features Tovino Thomas in the lead role. According to the makers, Kala, which earned an A certificate from the censor board, is the most feel-bad film of the year. The movie, which is directed by Rohith VS, has hit the theatres as leading man-producer Tovino Thomas' first release post-lockdown.
Did the action thriller meet the expectations of audiences? Read Kala movie review here to know...
Making and Visualisation
Raw action sequences
Too many loose ends
Shaji (Tovino Thomas) is an unemployed man who is surviving on his father's (Lal) money after a few unsuccessful business attempts. He spends most of his time with his pet dog, Blackie. A group of labourers arrives at their farm for work, and one of them (Sumesh Moor) has a mission. Things take a different turn when Shaji's wife (Divya Pillai) and son are at her parental house, and his father goes for a medical check-up.
Script & Direction
Rohith VS, the director himself has written the film along with Yadhu Pushkaran. Kala is an absolute celebration of raw violence and masculinity, which makes it a refreshing watch (especially while considering the overflow of feel-good films in the last few years). This Tovino Thomas-starrer is a dark, violent thriller that stays completely true to its genre.
Unlike the formula films, here we are presented with a protagonist who is egoistic and narcissistic. Shaji is not the epitome of goodness, but he is someone who wants everything to go his way. The director-writer duo succeeds in developing all characters with utmost conviction, which is laudable. Another plus point of Kala is that it never over-explains anything and demands viewers to use their intelligence.
But, the movie does falter at places when the dark tone and eeriness used in the narrative goes over the board. As the trailers suggested, the action sequences take up major portions of the film. While the attention goes completely towards the stunts and technical side, the plot development dies down after a point.
Tovino Thomas has excelled as Shaji, the flawed man. Shaji is entirely different from all the characters Tovino has played on screen so far, and the actor has pulled-it off with absolute ease. Sumesh Moor, who plays the antagonist, delivers a brilliant performance as the youngster who can go to any extent to extract revenge. The rest of the star cast, including Lal and Divya Pillai, are good in their respective roles.
Akhil George, the DOP once again proves his mettle with the exceptional visuals of Kala, which creates the perfect backdrop for the raw action thriller. Pheonix Prabhu, who has handled the stunt choreography of the film, has done a brilliant job. The editing by Chaman Chacko is top-notch. The songs and background score by Don Vincent have enhanced the overall mood of the film.
Kala is a celebration of raw violence and masculinity. This Tovino Thomas-starrer is an absolute treat for the action movie lovers but is definitely not for the faint-hearted.