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Kadak Singh Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, December 8, 2023 • Malayalam ]
Kadak Singh Review
Pankaj Tripathi Parvathy Thiruvothu Sanjana Sanghi
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Andre Timmins

Kadak Singh Movie Review

In the Pankaj Tripathi-led Kadak Singh, the presence of the immensely talented Parvathy Thiruvothu in a significant role adds an extra layer of intrigue, all under the meticulous direction of Anirudha Roy Chowdhury. The positive reception of the film's teaser and trailer has created anticipation, further highlighted by its screening at the prestigious 54th International Film Festival of India premiere. Now, let's delve into the thrills that Kadak Singh promises to offer viewers and explore the cinematic experience it brings to the audience.


AK Shrivastav ( Pankaj Tripathi), widely recognized as Kadak Singh for his resolute demeanor, serves as an officer in the Department of Financial Crimes. One fateful morning, he awakens in an ICU, his memory a blank slate, unable to recall crucial incidents and familiar faces.

The enigma surrounding his memory loss intertwines with the lives of his daughter, Sakshi (Sanjana Sanghi), girlfriend Naina (Jaya Ahsan), son Aditya (Varun Buddhav), nurse Kannan (Parvathy Thiruvothu), and boss Tyagi (Dilip Shankar). Unraveling the cause behind this amnesia becomes the central thread of the narrative, weaving together a complex web of connections and emotions.

Kadak Singh Movie Review


Pankaj Tripathi once again demonstrates his exceptional acting prowess, embodying the role with nuanced expressions and emotions. His witty one-liners add a delightful touch, and his portrayal of a retrograde amnesia patient showcases versatile acting, primarily conveyed through the eloquence of his eyes.

Parvathy Thiruvothu, in the limited screen time as the head nurse, seamlessly complements Pankaj, contributing to the progression of the story with her endearing emotions and expressive performance.

Jaya Ahsan, portraying the girlfriend, delivers a commendable performance, including bold scenes with Pankaj Tripathi. Sanjana Sanghi, as Pankaj's daughter, leaves a lasting impact with her compelling performance, skillfully portraying a range of emotions from questioning her father to displaying care in later stages.

Varun Buddhadev, Dilip Shankar, Jogi Mallang, Raaj Modi, Anindya Sen Gupta, and Gulshanara Khatun all contribute significantly, doing justice to their respective roles.

Anirudha Roy Choudhary, Viraf Sarkari, and Ritesh Shah collaborate in crafting the Kadak Singh story, shedding light on the chitfund scam against the backdrop of West Bengal, possibly alluding to the Sharda Chitfund scam. While the plot initially engages with parallel scenes and character narrations, the film falters due to a slow pace, lack of twists, and a somewhat predictable plot. The screenplay and direction, unfortunately, fail to inspire, leaving the narrative somewhat flat.

Kadak Singh Movie Review

The cinematography by Avik Mukhopadhyay enhances the film, providing viewers with a realistic visual experience. Hospital and investigation scenes are particularly well-crafted. Shantanu Moitra's background score elevates the intensity of the narration, contributing to the film's overall impact.

On the downside, the editing by Arghakamal Mira leaves room for improvement, with certain scenes slowing down the pace. Nonetheless, the film boasts commendable production values, adding a layer of quality to the cinematic presentation.


Despite Pankaj Tripathi's portrayal as Kadak Singh, the film falls short of delivering the anticipated thrill. While possessing a compelling premise, the lethargic screenplay and direction, coupled with an uninspiring script, leave audiences wanting. A subtle refinement in various aspects could have significantly enhanced the overall cinematic experience, adding much-needed value to the film.

Rating: 2.25 / 5.0

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