Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan’s new film “Kaalakaandi” had been locked for release on September 8. He says the movie is fun, yet moving.
Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn, the film stars Saif along with Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raz, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Shivam Patil, Amyra Dastur and Neil Bhoopalam.
Kaalakaandi marks the directorial debut of Akshat Verma, who wrote the screenplay for “Delhi Belly”. Actor Kunal Roy Kapoor who worked in “Delhi Belly”, is also working in “Kaalakaandi”.
Indian film critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to reveal the release date of the film. He Twitted “Saif Ali Khan starrer #Kaalakaandi to release on 8 Sept 2017… Film marks the directorial debut of #DelhiBelly writer Akshat Verma…”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 23, 2017
Success is vital for both Cinestaan and Khan. Cinestaan’s first venture into production, 2016’s “Mirzya,” was a critical and commercial disaster. And Khan is coming off a string of box office failures, the last one, 2017’s “Rangoon” made a painful dent in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ balance sheet.
Saif said: “Kaalakaandi is a film I’m so happy to be a part of. It’s a cross section of Mumbai with underworld goons, doomed bankers and idealistic lovers all mixed together in this karmic tale about love, crime and living a lifetime in one night.
According to a source in the know of developments, the script was written specifically with Saif in mind. It took over two years before the script finally got to the actor.
“Akshat has written and directed this unique movie … and he is probably the only voice who tells it exactly like it actually is. Mumbai is a crazy, beautiful city and he has captured it perfectly in this very fun and very moving film.”