Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, with Nayanthara, is on Netflix and Prime: Chakri Toleti’s slasher-thriller is ultra-generic, ultra-meh

Posted on April 24, 2020

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The only point of interest is why Nayanthara was drawn to it. Perhaps it’s because the physical demands of the role force the actor to shed her usual icy-cool reserve…

Spoilers ahead…

The first thirty-something minutes of Chakri Toleti’s Kolaiyuthir Kaalam are a lesson on how not to set up a slasher-thriller (or how not to set up a remake of the Hollywood slasher-thriller, Hush). First, unless you are a really good filmmaker, unless you are Stanley freaking Kubrick, do not open out a scenario that takes place in a contained space. In Hush, the location was a modest cabin in the woods. Here, it’s a lavish property in England that makes the Buckingham Palace look like… a cabin in the woods. You see the killer in the South Wing? Just race to the North Wing and lock yourself up in Room 237. It will take him two years to bash in every door before he finally finds you. Where’s the problem?

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