KADALI(2013)

2.45/5

Reviews Counted: 28
Total Reviews: 30

82 of critics have given a rating less than 3

100
public liked it

Average Rating: 3.00/5
Reviews Counted: 1

My Review and Rating

Directed and produced by Mani Ratnam.The film features debutants Gautham Karthik, son of actor Karthik, and Thulasi Nair, daughter of Radha, in the lead roles. It features music and background score by A. R. Rahman. The film revolves around life of Christian fishermen who instill the fact that how faith can sometimes lead to the triumph of humanity.

Release Date :01/02/2013

Critic Reviews (30)
TeluguMirchi
Rating: 3.5/5
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,
Movies.TodaysWorld
Rating: 3.0/5
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!
Andhrawishesh
Rating: 3.0/5
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.
TollyView
Rating: 3.0/5
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
Rating: 3.0/5
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.
SupergoodMovies
Rating: 2.75/5
Go and Watch Kadali, It is definitely one time watch.
SouthNews
Rating: 2.75/5
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.
OneIndia
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
Telugu123
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
Cinejosh
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
Telugu.way2movies
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
Tollywoodandhra
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
Searchandhra
Rating: 2.5/5
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
Kinema2Cinema
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
AndhraBuzz
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
BharatStudent
Rating: 2.5/5
Good thought, nice execution but weak feel!
AndhraHeadlines
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
Rediff Movies
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
EenaduCinema.com
Rating: 2.5/5
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.
Kolly Buzz
Rating: 2.5/5
Kadal could have been much better but ends being a mediocre effort from the master.
Greatandhra
Rating: 2.0/5
A sea with no salt…
Gulte
Rating: 2.0/5
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.
The Times Of India
Rating: 2.0/5
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.
TollyArea
Rating: 2.0/5
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,
24Krafts
Rating: 2.0/5
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.
CineCorn
Rating: 2.0/5
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.
apherald
Rating: 2.0/5
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
Chitramala
Rating: 1.0/5
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.
Andhravilas
Rating: --
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.
FilmCircle
Rating: --
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.
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    Film Gola
    Nice visual experience ..but could have been much better.!
    February 01, 2013
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