Kadak Singh Review: Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjana Sanghi, Jaya Ahsan Film Is Not As Kadak As Its Name!

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Kadak Singh Review: Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjana Sanghi, Jaya Ahsan Film Is Not As Kadak As Its Name!

I love to watch suspense thrillers of all kinds, especially those that slowly build up and make me curious to know, what’s next? Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjana Sangh and Jaya Ahsan film Kadak Singh, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury promised an intriguing plot in the trailer. Produced by WIZ Films and KVN Productions, I finally watched this film. Two things that I was looking forward to in Kadak Singh were the performances and a fresh screenplay. While the performances impressed me, the storyline failed to hold my attention in the second half. The sole reason was that the film became a little predictable, and that’s one of the biggest flaws of a suspense thriller. Here’s a detailed review of Kadak Singh that will be released on Zee 5 on December 8.

 

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Story

Kadak Singh revolves around the story of a man AK Shrivastav (Pankaj Tripathi) who works at the  Department of Financial Crimes. He is honest, dedicated and everything that a good employer can be. However, as a single father to two children Sakshi (Sanjana Sanghi) and Aditya (Varun Buddhadev), he is kinda a disappointment. Well, at least, that’s what the viewers get to see as his initial impression. Kadak Singh is a name given to AK Shrivastav by his children because he is strict and an absent father. But, as the story unfolds, we get to know that there is more to his side of the story. The plot of this film starts with an uneasy confrontation between the father and the daughter and cut, we see AK Srivastav (Pankaj Tripathi) in the hospital where he has lost some of his memories. He has forgotten his daughter Sakshi and lover Naina (Jaya Ahsan) but vividly remembers his office colleagues and his son. We further get to know that AK Srivastav had attempted suicide. In an attempt to remind her father about his past life, Sakshi unknowingly starts digging out some shocking truths behind her father’s mysterious suicide. Gradually, the story unfolds in such a way that Kadak Singh’s professional and personal life gets interconnected. The viewers not only learn the real reason behind AK Srivastav’s untimely suicide but also realise that there is always more to the side of a story!

 

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Performances

Pankaj Tripathi is a natural and effortless actor, and he proves that with every film. In Kadak Singh too, the actor put forth an impressive performance, however, it will not be remembered as one of his bests. There was nothing extraordinary about his character and there are moments when it falls flat too. Sanjana Sanghi as the daughter shines in her emotional scenes, and gives a decent performance. Jaya Ahsan and Varun Buddhadev fit perfectly in their supporting characters. Parvathy Thiruvothu as the head nurse is a brilliant supporting character in Kadak Singh, and even with few dialogues in the film, she leaves a strong impression on the viewers. 

 

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Also Read: Kadak Singh Trailer: Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjana Sanghi Promise A Twisted Thriller With Kadak Performances!

Weaknesses

The biggest flaw of Kadak Singh is that the twists and revelations are made in such a way that it becomes easy to decode the story even before the lead character cracks the case of his suicide. And if a suspense thriller fails to hold your attention till the last moment,  it kinda becomes meh for the viewer. There have been so many thriller films to consume and in comparison to that the mystery in Kadak Singh lacks the depth that it promises in the first half.

 

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Strengths

Kadak Singh’s storytelling was fresh and unique. The stories are told by the characters themselves and as an audience, I felt a part of it. The performances deserve our attention. The story also highlights the financial crimes that happen in the country. Apart from the fictional plot and mystery, Kadak Singh is a slap on the officials who sell their souls and ethics for money.

 

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Kadak Singh will be released on Zee 5 on December 8. It’s a good movie to watch over the weekend. Worth your time because of the performances!

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Pragya Dubey

Pragya Dubey is an introvert who prefers expressing herself through words. She believes in logical arguments and watches thrillers to escape the mundane realities of life!

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