KADALI (2013)

Tamil 2 hrs 5 mins Drama, Crime
30 %
Total Reviews: 30
Sahi: 9 Nahi: 21

Review Summary: Slow paced narration, weak romantic track and lack of a gripping screenplay go against the film. Kadali is a not Mani Ratnam’s best work

Average Critic Rating: (2.48)
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Plot: Bergmans (Arjun Sarja), a brilliant but unruly student, is thrown out of his seminary for committing the sin of the flesh after being caught red-handed by fellow student Sam Fernando (Arvind Swamy). Blaming the good-hearted Sam for his ouster, Bergmans vows revenge and challenges to prove that evil does reign... Read more

KADALI - Movie Reviews

Mani Ratnam has always comes up with unique story line and this film is not an exception but he added a fresh debut actors forcing a love story between them. You will defiantly find, sense and get what a typical Mani Ratnam film usually have in his genre of films the best part of the films are Arvind swamy, Arjun,
TollyArea
Kadali can be said as a beautiful commercial romance drama with ingredients like action and punch dialogues. Arjun, Aravind Swamy and débutante Gautham’s performances are the main attractions, greatly supported by AR Rahman’s music,
TeluguMirchi
Maniratnam known for selecting subjects that are natural came up once again with Kadali in which he highlighted the ordeals of fishermen. In this he bought in Church and also sought to show that all is not well in the missionaries in the fight between Arjun and Arvind Swamy.
AndhraHeadlines
Mani Ratnam's movie Kadali is surrounded with huge expectations. This movie may not reach your hopes. This movie is all about good vs bad and the central characters are essayed by Aravind Swamy and Arjun. Infact, the two prominent stars screentime and importance than the debutant actors.
Andhravilas
Mani Ratnam set high standards for himself and he fails to reach them with Kadali. The first half of the movie started decently introducing characters and establishing link between them. Interval bang is not so great. Second half is also not convincing.
Tollywoodandhra
Overall, Kadali has brilliant performances and wonderful script. But its slow-paced narration, which tests your patience, kills the interest among the viewers. But it should be watched at least once for the attempt of Mani Ratnam.
AndhraBuzz
Being the ace director Mani Ratnam’s film, Kadali is surrounded with huge expectations. Instead Kadali my not reach your hopes if you expect to watch the film on the range of Roja, Bombay, Geethanjali et al. Kadali is all bout good vs bad and the central characters are essayed by Aravind Swamy and Arjun.
Telugu.way2movies
The main reason people want to watch Kadali is Arjun and Arvind Swamy, they have laid a strong foundation to the film. Arjun dubbed his own voice for the film, and his role as a bad guy has earned him respect.
Kinema2Cinema
Kadal has all the elements of a regular entertainer but has nothing new in terms of a story. In fact, this story could have been played out against any backdrop and one wonders why the fishing village milieu was chosen.
Rediff Movies
Go and Watch Kadali, It is definitely one time watch.
SupergoodMovies
Kadal could have been much better but ends being a mediocre effort from the master.
Kolly Buzz
As usual Maniratnam relied the most again on technical fronts to make his film look so beautiful on screen. The way, movie takes off in first half an hour is just spellbound. Very soon, everything turns very slow and time killing.
Cinejosh
Good thought, nice execution but weak feel!
BharatStudent
Mani Ratnam's direction and tight screenplay are the real assets to the movie. Nonetheless, without AR Rahman's magical tough to the movie, the love story would have become incomplete.
Andhrawishesh
The themes of the good versus the bad have been there from time immemorial and from time to time have been told using various sources. Here Christianity is the source for all the conversations, setting, dialogues and messages but as mentioned in the story the screenplay seems to be heavily inspired by the popular superhero film.
CineCorn
If you are slow pace movies lover and Mani Ratnam fan, Go and Watch the film. If you have Slow pace films and comedy less films, Leave this film!
Movies.TodaysWorld
Mani Ratnam who made classic movies like Gharshana and Dalapathy with the conflict between two people as theme has tried it in a different way this time. But only thing is he is not the classic Mani Ratnam now.
Gulte
Maniratnam is one Director who can pull in crowd with just his name appearing in the credits of a film. Be the content technical values, he sets his own bench mark and has always been in a different league altogether.
FilmCircle
Kadali can be said as a beautiful commercial romance drama with ingredients like action and punch dialogues. Arjun, Aravind Swamy and Gautham's performances are the main attractions, greatly supported by AR Rahman's music, Rajiv Menon's visual treat, Jeyamohan's wonderful script.
TollyView
On a whole, Kadali is a film completely based on Arjun and Aravind Swamy. Slow paced narration, weak romantic track and lack of a gripping screenplay go against the film. Kadali is a not Mani Ratnam’s best work. If you are hell bent on watching it, go without any expectations.
EenaduCinema.com
Kadali is all about good VS bad and the middle characters are essayed by Aravind Swamy and Arjun. In fact the two prominent stars got more screen time and importance than the debutant actors
Searchandhra
It is not often that Mani Ratnam comes across as pretentious (excess elucidation of the under currents) and with no clue of what’s next. Raavan was one such, and with this one I’ll just rationalize it as part of a bad uninspired patch in life, happens to the best of them.
Chitramala
Kadal is very much an old-fashioned tale of good versus evil, a conflict between a man of faith and his nemesis. What gives the film its distinct flavour is its setting — a Christian village in southern Tamil Nadu.
The Times Of India
Kadali can be said as a beautiful commercial romance drama with ingredients like action and punch dialogues. Arjun, Aravind Swamy and Gautham's performances are the main attractions, greatly supported by AR Rahman's music, Rajiv Menon's visual treat, Jeyamohan's wonderful script.
TollyView
The initial hour of the movie is excellent and the Thomas characterization as the innocent child was heart-wrenching, but as the story progresses Mani has shown the struggle between the good and bad.
SouthNews
On a whole, Kadali is a film completely based on Arjun and Aravind Swamy. Slow paced narration, weak romantic track and lack of a gripping screenplay go against the film. Kadali is a not Mani Ratnam’s best work. If you are hell bent on watching it, go without any expectations.
Telugu123
Mani Ratnam has always comes up with unique story line and this film is not an exception but he added a fresh debut actors forcing a love story between them. You will defiantly find, sense and get what a typical Mani Ratnam film usually have in his genre of films the best part of the films are Arvind swamy, Arjun, fresh lead pair
apherald
Kadali revolves around life of Christian fishermen, who instill the fact that how faith can sometimes lead to the triumph of humanity. Set in the background of a fishing village, the film is about the life and times of a young boy Thomas, who meets Beatrice.
OneIndia
Actually the film is based on Arjun and Aravind Swamy. It’s a slow narration movie. Romantic tracks are weak and a lack of a gripping screenplay goes against the film. Kadali is a not Mani Ratnam’s best work.
24Krafts
A sea with no salt…
Greatandhra