site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Movies » Kalyug » Kalyug Movie Review

Kalyug movie review

(0 fans)
Add to List
Add to Favourite

Cast Kunal Khemu, Deepal Shaw, Smiley Suri, Atul Parchure    more...
Director Mohit Suri
Romance / Action / Drama / Thriller / Crime / Mystery / General.

News & Features
Cast & Crew
Fan Club
Trailers & Videos
Message Board
Movie Showtimes
Click on the Like button to get updates about Kalyug directly on your Facebook page.

The Kalyug Movie Review

It's Different
By Nikhil Kumar
Rating: 0.5/5

“It's different” - a cliché smothered to death, but relevant in this case - describes director Mohit Suri's film Kalyug very well.

For one, the movie is based upon a subject that has not yet been tried on the Indian screen. Second, the movie attempts to expose the workings of the multi-billion dollar porn industry, although in a very simplistic way. Thirdly, the movie also shows how some people get sucked, willy-nilly, into porn rackets.

The movie marks the debut of actor Kunal Khemu as a hero (he has worked as a child artist before). It is the first film of the 'Babydoll' girl, Deepal Shaw, too. She plays a porn star. The movie also has Amrita Singh returning to films after a long gap. She has quite an interesting role. Emraan Hashmi doesn't get substantial footage, but he knows well how to leave an impression even in brief stints.

The film tells the story of Kunal Darr (Kunal Khemu), a Kashmiri pandit living in Mumbai. He falls in love with Renuka (Smiley), a girl who lives with his family.

Kunal and Renuka get married. They go for their Honeymoon to a hill station where their very first night in bed is captured on camera and then put on the Internet.

The married couple is arrested for producing pornographic content. For Renuka, the humiliation is too much to bear. She commits suicide. Kunal is shattered within. In his heart is the resolve to hunt down the pornographers who inadvertently sealed his fate.

Kunal gets bail. In his search, he has one lead - a pornstar called Annie (Deepal Shaw). His search takes him to Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. There, he meets Ali (Emraan Hashmi), the owner of a sex shop who can help Kunal as long as his pockets get filled.

As Kunal zeroes in on Annie, he discovers that she is just a small pawn in the big game. It turns out that Annie is an earthquake victim who got sucked into porn trade.

The strings of the business are controlled by the 'big fish' - Simi Roy (Amrita Singh), a suave woman who runs the international porn mafia.

What follows is a logical conclusion to the story. The climax has a shock element and it questions the human morality.

Despite the accusations that Mahesh Bhatt has a penchant for presenting titillation in different possible packages in his celluloid presentations, the filmmaker (he acted as a mentor in this project) certainly deserves credit for attempting to openly tell the truth that many would personally acknowledge, but seldom speak about.

Kalyug talks about the things that are 'sign of the modern times'.

The film is not path breaking, but it treads a new road. The movie has romance (in the initial portions), voyeurism, tragedy, drama and the exposé of a porn world where sex begins to get kinky.

Kunal Khemu is effective in his performance, but he looks a bit young for the character who takes on the porn mafia. Deepal Shaw is adequate. And don't expect much titillation from her. Frankly, she may show as much flesh, the truth remains that she hardly looks enticing.

Amrita Singh makes a noticeable comeback in an unlikely role. She is particularly good in her sequences with her daughter, and with Kunal.

Emraan Hashmi plays his flashy-funky character with élan and conviction.

In short, Kalyug tries to mirror a vague picture of the reality of the present times when we have seen real instances of sex-related stuff being taped clandestinely (or intentionally) and then getting circulated for the pleasure of many.

Mohit Suri, the movie's director, has dealt the subject sensitively. Although he presents a highly simplistic view of things, but that much of cinematic slack can be cut for him.

User Reviews for Kalyug

Be the first to review Kalyug on ApunKaChoice.
Login to Write Review

Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Check out Salman Khan's swagger in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' wallpapers
What's Hot In Movies
Happy New YearBang Bang
KickBombay Samurai
RoyMad About Dance
PKSingh Is Bling
Singham ReturnsKill Dil
Mary KomIts Entertainment
Finding FannyHumpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
KhoobsuratDolly Ki Doli
Raja NatwarlalCreature 3d
Salman KhanShahrukh Khan
Katrina KaifKareena Kapoor
Alia BhattPriyanka Chopra
Aishwarya RaiHrithik Roshan
Surveen ChawlaVarun Dhawan
New Hindi MoviesKatrina Kaif Wallpapers
Kalyug Reviews 
Movie Review : It's Different (0.5/5)
“It's different” - a cliché smothered to death, but relevant in this case - describes director Mohit Suri's film Kalyug very well. For one, the movie is based upon a subject that has not yet been tried on the Indian screen. Second, the movie attempts to expose the workings of the multi-billi...
Kalyug News and Features 
Plan afoot for 'Raaz 3'!   - ApunKaChoice   - 2530 days ago
After a successful run at box office -Raaz-2' makers are gearing up for -Raaz-3' as director Mohit S more...

Pak singer Rahat Ali Khan dedicates concert to Mumbai victims   - ApunKaChoice   - 2602 days ago
Pakistani Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan dedicated a live concert in Dubai to the victims of terro more...

Awarapan : Movie Review   - ApunKaChoice   - 3136 days ago
The protégés of Mahesh Bhatt have a knack for picking daring subjects that bring harsh realities of more...

Kareena Kapoor in a love story with Harman   - ApunKaChoice   - 3178 days ago
The stories of ‘cold war’ between Kareena Kapoor and Harman Baweja can bite the dust. more...

Mrinalini Sharma : The new Bhatt find   - ApunKaChoice   - 3235 days ago
She is hot and photogenic. Model Mrinalini Sharma is beginning her Bollywood career with two films b more...

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan carves niche in world music   - ApunKaChoice   - 3237 days ago
Filling into the shoes of a maestro like Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is no mean task, but this modes more...

Kalyug Photos 

Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor