Kaadhali Movie Review -2.5/5

Cast: Harish Kalyan, Sai Ronak, Pooja K. Doshi

Director: Pattabhi R. Chilukuri

Producer: Pattabhi R. Chilukuri

Music: Prasan Praveen Shyam


In the recent past, Kaadali has been promoted well to reach all sections of audiences in both Telugu speaking states. It is a love triangular story which has got the attention of youth. Finally, it has hit the theaters today. Let’s check the content and performance of the actors.


Bandhavi (Pooja) is from a middle-class family and her parents keep finding a right guy for her to perform the marriage. But, all matches will get disturbed at the last minute. She will exasperate with these matches and decides to find the guy herself to get settled down in her life.

She happens to meet two guys Sai Ronak and Harish Kalyan. Both fall in love with her. She is unable to choose the one among them to get married. What does Bhargavi do? Who is her choice will form the rest of the story.


Sai Ronak is the best in his role and did well. Besides playing a gentle role, his negative shade flavor has shown in required manner. Harish Kalyan’s character is neat and meaty. His emotional elements are good enough to grab the attention of audiences. Especially, his scenes with his mother are presented on silver screen nicely.   Bhanu Avirineni’s comedy scenes offer a few laughs to audiences.


The best part of the film is that script is contemporary and relevant to the current generation. The girl who is dating with two guys at the same time is really good on the big screen. Young heroes played well.

The main drawback of the film is that it goes with a snail pace which makes audiences tedious. The main twist of the film is very predictable. When it comes to second half, many repeated scenes and the way heroine character is shown between the two guys are boring at many parts as Telugu audiences have seen such scenes many times earlier.

Although director tried to shape out the story well, the climax is weak due to lack of clarity over choosing one from the two by the heroine. It shows no depth and no proper narration. It looks like a half-baked script to present on the screen.


Since the major shoot of the film has been canned in Sri Lanka, every frame looks beautiful and impressive. Praveen Shyam’s music composition is good and especially background score is neat. Editing should have been sharp as there are many scenes played spoilsport. The direction is okay but he needs some more care in presentation. The first half is fine but when it comes to second half, he failed to reach the lofty expectations of audiences.  There is a lot of scope to narrate well but he missed out the chance.

Final say:

Overall, Kaadali is a decent story but the execution is not up to the mark. Only parts of the film are good. Audiences who want to watch love stories can spend, if not, just ignore.