The film, directed by Balaji Kumar, also stars Ritika Singh and Meenakshi Chaudhary
Vijay Antony's latest murder mystery Kolai dropped in theatres today and has opened to mixed reviews from the critics and audience. The film, helmed by Balaji K Kumar, is a crime thriller, which also stars Meenakshi Chaudhry and Ritika Singh in the lead.
The plot revolves around the mysterious murder of a popular singer-turned-model with a massive fan following. A cop, who is assigned the job of finding the killer, seeks the help of a senior investigative officer (who has to his credit over 200 solved complicated cases) to crack the case. Will the detective be able to join the dots?
According to the OTTplay critic, Kolai has a seemingly interesting plot and a neat setup, but the weak screenplay and unengaging characterizations spoil the film's prospects. The appealing visuals do not keep the audience hooked for a long time.
The audience, too, have given an average review to the film. Sample a few tweets here
One of the users wrote, "Hardly anything to keep engaged. Everything looks desolate #Kolai #KolaiReview #kolaimovie #VijayAntony (sic)."
Another user cheekily wrote that it was a mistake that he chose Kolai over Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. He wrote, "Kadal Thanneer Upputhan!!Kanneerum Upputhaan!! #Oppenheimer Pogama #Kolai Padam FDFS Ponadhu En Thapputhaan!! Enna Vitrungadaaaawww (sic)."
Check out a few more tweets here.
The film has ensemble cast which comprises Radikaa Sarathkumar, Murli Sharma, Siddhartha Shankar, Kishore Kumar, John Vijay, Arjun Chidambaram and Samkit Bohra to name a few. While the music is by Girishh Gopalakrishnan, cinematography is by Sivakumar Vijayan and editing is by Selva RK.
The film, which has been lying in the cans for a while now, finally hit screens today. Kolai has released in Telugu as Hatya. The Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of Vijay Antony's Kolai have been bagged by Sakthi Film Factory and the film opened worldwide today.