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Kaalakaandi is an upcoming 2017 Indian drama film starring Saif Ali Khan. The film is directed and written by Akshat Verma and is produced by Rohit Khattar and Ashi Dua. It will be released on 8 September 2017. Wikipedia

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The humor is hysterical but never consistent. And sadly there’s not a lot more to it.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


Akhsat Verma’s directorial debut is very much of the it-happened-one-night format, where all kinds of people are on the move, and stuff happens. Saif Ali Khan makes the most of his part, even though you wish it had a little more heft.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times


Saif Ali Khan outshines a sloppy script...The Saif ALi Khan-starrer is a thriller at best and an attempted comedy at worst.

Rohit Bhatnagar
Deccan Chronicle


This Saif Ali Khan starrer is not a masterpiece to be kept in the Oscars library, but it is f****** contemporary.

Kaalakaandi doesn't always provide it, but there's enough intrigue to play along.

Kaalakaandi may not be for all palates, but the film has enough spice for those in the mood for an off-the-beaten-track Bollywood experience.

Renuka Vyavahare
Times Of India


Even as you continue to watch the film patiently, beyond a point, it's nothing to write home about. You eventually sum up your thoughts on the film by borrowing the film's expletive-laden dialogue —, 'experimental ke naam pe chu*****'?

Meena Iyer
DNA India


...if you like your cinema experimental and edgy, give this one a try.  

Kaalakaandi is just about Saif Ali Khan’s and his amazing performance as a recently turned stoner. Akshat impresses with his wild imagination but unfortunately when a film is bad not the biggest of the superstars can save it.

KAALAKAANDI has a promising first half but goes completely downhill. At the box office, it has slim chances of becoming commercially successful.

‘Kaalakaandi’ tries a fresh approach – it’s for a niche audience with some edgy scenes and bawdy dialogues – but I am not sure if this is everyone’s cup of tea. Watch it if you must. Saif – in top form here – will keep you entertained, even if the film fails to.

It remains a lot like Delhi Belly instead, the (Akshat Verma) writer of which makes his directorial debut here. He's on the ball for sure. Is it as good as Delhi Belly? As a script? Possibly. As a film, I felt it lacks rhythm, with too much being force-fed to suit the timeline of one never-ending night in Bombay, even if that's the genre. The end might make you go, "Eh?" But through it all, you're more likely to go, "Hah!" So nah, I'm not complaining at all.

Subhash K Jha


Kaalakaandi assumes  many identities and  eventually abandons  all  of them for that one core truth that controls our destiny.Death .This film  dares to laugh in  face  of  mortality.That’s  what makes it so  brave  and unique.


It is hard to believe that a film directed by the writer of Delhi Belly is, for the most part, a drag. Despite Saif Ali Khan being in cracking form, Kaalakaandi lacks fizz and purpose.

Manisha Lakhe


If you think a story like Delhi Belly could be replicated or something 'as cool' could be made, Kaalakaandi will disappoint you. Three random stories in one night in one terribly pretentious film that tries too hard. Fails.

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Bollywood Life


Watch it if you possess a keen eye to find art in the places where others can’t. If you are a regular movie-goer who just wants to be entertained, sit this one out.

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