The movie is a social satire that revolves around a police officer investigating and solving the mystery of two prized jackfruits that go missing from a local politician’s garden.
Kathal theft is the background of the film which lays the main foundation of an issue that has been normalized by society. It starts with an ambitious police officer, trying to solve the mystery of two missing jackfruits from a politician’s garden.
The movie shows how the people in power use the law and order made for helping the public for their pity benefit in a very humorous way. The plot may sound frivolous, but only after watching can you realize how intelligently crafted the film is with its dialogues and methods. The movie wisely touches on the socio-economic situation of India without making it preachy.
Set in a small town, the movie Kathal revolves around the prized jackfruits (or kathals) of a local politician who goes missing and a young female police officer named Mahima is adamant to solve this weird case to prove herself. In her rigorous drive of solving the Kathal case, she discovers various mysteries of a small town.
The plot is simple and all the actors have been able to perform incredibly. The role of a passionate journalist played by Rajpal Yadav stole the limelight. His entry takes the audience on a joy ride. There is a story behind every character which makes Kathal even more interesting. Every character in the film plays an important part. The weird yet interesting plot is what makes the story of this film special. Pink Nano is a very important part of the plot.
The dialogue in the movie sound funny yet impactful. We see how the different classes are treated differently. The lower class and poor people are made to sit below while the upper caste and wealthy ones accommodate the chair. Even after mending so many laws and focusing on education, there are still some classes of society that are left untouched or unimpacted.
Every actor has got into the skin of their respective character and has played their role with utmost perfection starting from their dialect to their mannerisms. Kathal showcases the real image of Indian society in a very light manner so that every age of the audience can grasp it. The actors with professionalism in their performances have been able to successfully circulate the true image of casteism reigning in our country.
The writer, director, producer, and the whole crew has been showcased this cause beautifully. They have successfully represented all the pity problems of the powerful people in the form of lost Katahals and how the other important issues of the public are left unresolved for these. This spreads the message that in India powerful and wealthy people have an edge.
This two-hour Bollywood movie is a masterpiece of imagination and creativity. People having an interest in the social issues of society would find it easy to connect with the movie. Those who do not find these issues interesting might find it a little boring yet they can enjoy the light comedy of the movie.
This Hindi movie directed by Yashowardhan Mishra and starring Sanya Malhotra is a comedy and crime drama which has released on 19th May 2023 and is available on Netflix. The amazing dialogue and punch lines would make it difficult for you to resist your laughter. So, grab your munchies and binge watch it, and share your reviews.