After Rangoon, Chef debacle will Kaalakaandi revive Saif Ali Khan’s career?
The actor’s last release, Chef, was an Indian remake of the American movie of the same name. Chef was a slice-of-life film directed by Raja Krishna Menon about a failing chef and father trying to get his life in order, professionally as well as personally.
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has not seen a box office hit in years – his last success at the ticket windows was Sajid Khan’s directorial venture Humshakals (2014).
Saif Ali Khan, who has been appreciated in films like Hum Tum, Omkara, Dil Chahta Hai and Go Goa Gone, saw a rather rough year in 2017.
Saif was seen in the period drama, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon, and Raja Krishna Menon’s remake of Jon Favreau’s Chef. Both films failed to impress, registering losses at the ticket windows.
Going to the promotional videos and songs of Kaalakaandi, however, Saif seems to be the Go Goa Gone zone – quirky and experimental.
Though Kaalakaandi is director Akshat Verma’s debut, he was associated with the Aamir Khan’s 2011 film Delhi Belly. Verma was the associate director for Delhi Belly and also wrote the film.
Kaalakaandi – a Marathi slang for a situation gone terribly wrong – is said to be a black comedy on life, death and karma. With Verma’s credentials as the Delhi Belly writer and Saif’s past record of Go Goa Gone, expectations are high for the upcoming film.>