Kaalakaandi: One of the best movies I've been in, says Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan says Kaalakandi is one of the best movies he's ever been in, while director Akshat Verma talks about how Saif was tailor-made for the role
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Chahta Hai, Delhi Belly, Vicky Donor, Dil Dhadakne Do are all proof that Bollywood does not discourage off-beat movies. New-age films are not something that the Hindi film industry shies away from, having showcased the urban way of life on screen many a times.
Akshat Verma, who wrote the screenplay for the hit Aamir Khan starrer Delhi Belly is returning to the silver screen with his directorial debut Kaalakaandi starring Saif Ali Khan, and the film is touted to be yet another urban spectacle.
The teaser for Kaalakaandi dropped recently, and it gave the audience a glimpse of the quirky look that Saif will be sporting in Verma's new venture. Spiffy dialogues interspersed with numerous cat and mouse chase sequences have adequately piqued our interest in this movie.
“Kaalakaandi is one of the best movies I’ve been in. Akshat has done a stellar job reflecting the soul of Mumbai. It highlights its underbelly and counterculture so brilliantly, and for that, it needs to be celebrated,” said Saif recently in an interview.
Akshat Verma talked about how Kaalakaandi is a 'labour of love', having worked on the movie for 'a few years'. "The role was tailor-made for Saif and he has done a swell job with his performance. We are overwhelmed with the response that we have received for the teaser and can’t wait to finally showcase the film to the audience," said Verma.
The movie is produced by Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn and Cinestaan Film Company. Directed and written by Verma, the film also stars Deepak Dobriyal, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vijay Raaz, Isha Talkwar, Shenaz Treasury, Akshay Oberoi and Sobhita Dhulipala.
Kaalakaandi is slated for release on 8 September and it will be interesting to see how the Delhi Belly screenwriter fares in his directorial debut.
Watch the trailer for Kaalakaandi here
With Vicky Donor, Piku, and October, writer Juhi Chaturvedi demonstrated how many cities reside in one Delhi
“There is a Lajpat Nagar for every Khan Market, a Daryaganj for every Vasant Kunj. But all of them know their 'place.' They are judged, but are fully aware that they judge others too. They do not hesitate to show off who they are," says Juhi Chaturvedi.
With Dil Chahta Hai, the nation and its biggest critics celebrated the birth of a striking director. We were all bowled over by the freshness of Farhan Akhtar’s cinematic vision and dialect.