'Kathal' Movie Review: Sanya Malhotra's Impressive Satirical Performance Steals the Show
A fascinating societal satire that goes beyond a straightforward jackfruit theft is presented in the Netflix movie Kathal. The lead of the film is a young, resilient, and ambitious police officer named Mahima, played by Sanya Malhotra, who sets out on a comical quest to solve the case of two missing 'kathals'. The movie shocks audiences with its deftly written dialogue and storytelling tactics, despite the fact that the premise may initially seem lighthearted. Kathal explores the socio-political climate of our nation in addition to the theft of these highly sought fruits, and does it without coming across as overly judgmental.
Kathal, a film about a mysterious theft of jackfruit from a local politician's home, is set in a tiny town. Mahima decides to investigate this odd case on her own because she wants to prove she can do it. As she digs deeper into her inquiry, she reveals the town's untold secrets and disentangles a web of mysteries. The narrative of the movie is refreshingly uncomplicated, and Rajpal Yadav, who portrays an ardent journalist, gives one of the film's great performances. Viewers are immediately lured into the joyride that Kathal promises to be from his first contact with Mahima when he tries to interview her.
The engaging individuals in Kathal, each of whom has a distinct tale to tell, make the movie stand out. Despite Sanya Malhotra playing the lead, each and every character in the film is crucial. Some people may find the plot to be ludicrous at first, but it is this element that makes the movie unique and lends it its special charm. Especially noteworthy is how the pink Nano automobile is essential to moving the story along.
Sanya Malhotra portrays Mahima with absolute perfection, showcasing her extraordinary ability to lose herself in the role. Malhotra expertly captures Mahima's persona, down to her pronunciation and demeanour. By showing how individuals in positions of authority frequently feel safe and immune, Kathal shines light on the pervasive issue of casteism in our nation. While there are some parallels between Kathal and the recently released web series "Dahaad" on Amazon Prime, Kathal stands out by providing a more enjoyable and approachable viewing experience.
- PTC PUNJABI