Kathakali Movie Review

 March 18 2016 at 14:31   373    Kathakali Vishal Catherine Tresa Madhusudhan Rao Poster Nandakumar Mime Gopi Karunas Lakshmi Ramakrishnan Sreejith Ravi Pawan

Kathakali Movie Review

Tamil hero, Vishal's Kathakali has finally released today. Vishal pinned high hopes on this film to do well in both the Telugu states. Kathakali starring Vishal and Catherine Tresa in the lead easily transcends the intended message/story across. Let’s see can this film stand to the high hopes of vishal or not.


Kamalakar (Vishal) returns to India after many years to  marry his love interest Malliswari (Catherine Tresa). An unfortunate incident happens before his marriage and that had led his life in to troubles.He receives huge shock when he and his brother were suspected for the murder of local goon Sambasiva (Madhusudan) .We have to watch on screen how vishal overcomes the problem.

Plus Points

Vishal’s performance is the biggest asset

Run time is short which makes film racy.

Minus points

Director had failed to Revel suspense in proper manner

Love track between Vishal and Catherine Tresa has not gone well

Songs are major drawback


If Murder on the Orient Express were set on land and made into a masala movie, it might resemble Pandiraj’s Kathakali. The film is neatly directed but if director has showcased some more interest on story then it may be better.  Non sync melodramatic scenes and love track has spoiled the fell of this action entertainer. However, the audience cannot expect over-the-top dialogues or exaggerated heroism in the film and Pandiraj has made his first action film in his style.

Rating: 2.5/5

Movie Marks

Watchable thrilling intense murder mystery.The film narrates the story how an incident can totally change a person’s life. 

Cast: Vishal,Catherine Tresa,Madhusudhan Rao,Poster Nandakumar,Mime Gopi,Karunas, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan,Sreejith Ravi,Pawan and others
Director: Pandiraj
Music by     Hiphop Tamizha
Cinematography     Balasubramaniem
Edited by     Pradeep E Ragav
Banner: Pasanga Productions, Vishal Film Factory
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