Kerala State Best Film Award winning Malayalam movie "Ozhivudivasathe Kali" was released in 22 screens in the state on Friday, June 17. Helmed by Sanal Kumar Sashidharan, the low-budget movie has been distributed in Kerala by filmmaker Aashiq Abu.
Unlike other movies that are categorised as "award" films, "Ozhivudivasathe Kali" had a fabulous first day shows in most of the theatres, which were screened with houseful shows. The team has posted the photos from different theatres in Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam, where the film was opened to a good response from the audience. Former minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurated the opening day show at Asha Theater in Kottayam.
The thriller is based on Unni R's short story with the same name and follows five men who meet up during an election holiday in Kerala. Even though their intention was to have fun, they begin to open up the hidden wildness of their real nature. Following this, they decide to play a game, which they used to play during their childhood days. Reports suggest that the second half of the movie is a single shot. The audience have given a thumbs up to the film, calling it a thrilling experience.
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Best Malayalam movie ever
Ozhivudivasthe Kali/An Off-Day Game - is a movie people should watch. It is so refreshing to see movies like these getting huge crowds and I am proud to have witnessed that on DAY ONE here at Nila, Trivandrum. Kudos to everyone in the crew starting from Sanalettan( Sanal Kumar Sasidharan) , Appu Chettan, Indrettan, Murugan Chettan, Sandeepettan, all the actors and everyone in the crew. The Live Sound has created magic in the theatres, and I am sure everyone will love how it will impact their whole cinema experience. ഇത് കാണേണ്ട സിനിമയാണ്. ഇത് കാണിക്കേണ്ട സിനിമയാണ്. A movie to be watched, and worth viewing :) #ODK
Rohit R Pillai
In for an Off-Day Game... :-) & it's really a pleasure to meet some strange but honest young movie lovers here... :-D Honest movies n Good Film lovers... better love story than anything... ;-)
The film's strength is in the flow of the narrative. It proceeds through real life situations, most of them funny, played by a bunch of newcomers. Having shot without a formal script, the film offers the actors plenty of freedom to improvise, which they seem to have made use of. However, at times scenes turn out to be cacophonic, marring the flow of the narrative. Ozhivu Divasathe Kali must be watched as a political movie, but without any prejudice. It's a deliberate take on hypocrisies in the society, an entertaining trial in which you would find yourself either in the spot of the victim or the culprit.