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Director: Akshat Verma
Writer: Akshat Verma
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Amyra Dastur, Shenaz Treasury
Runtime: 1h 52min
Released: 12 January 2018
Summary: Kaalakaandi is a 2018 Indian black comedy film written and directed by Akshat Verma, starring Saif Ali Khan and Sobhita Dhulipala. The film is produced by Rohit Khattar and Ashi Dua. The film was released 12 January 2018.
What would you do if you are faced with some terrible news? If you are Saif Ali Khan’s buttoned-down character in Kalaakaandi, you gulp down something small and red, and get slung out into the night.
A clean-cut fellow unraveling in messy ways is a great, if familiar, hook. Akhsat Verma’s directorial debut (he wrote ‘Delhi Belly’) is very much of the it-happened-one-night format, where all kinds of people are on the move, and stuff happens. Is it fun? It is, in bits and pieces. Do you stay with it? Again, intermittently.