Directed by: Mandeep Benipal
Starring: Dev Kharoud, Aarushi Sharma, Jagjeet Sandhu, Dheeraj Kumar, Aashish Duggal
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Release date: 18 January 2019
Running Time: 123 Minutes
The story of Kaka Ji highlights the era of the 90s in Punjab when the notorious gang Kale Kachia Wale was dominant in the state. Kaka Ji is the son of royal Sardar Kartar Singh Brar falls in love with Deepi, a young girl from the adjacent village. Things take a turn when Kaka Ji gets trapped by the gang while trying to save the love of his life.
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KakaJi Movie Review:
First, if you are a Dev Kharoud fan, you have to have a strong heart, because this week’s Punjabi film release KakaJi is all about the actor in a completely different avatar, romance and comedy! Well, an actor should always keep reinventing, but it is the director’s job not to get carried away and ensure the actor fits the character.
Clearly, the director hasn’t taken this into consideration and as a result we have a film, which is made up of disjointed parts with useless stretched-up comic interjections. As for the story, all you know and all you would take back from the film is that KakaJi is a rich Jatt (the emphasis is on the word Jatt), he falls in love with a girl who served him milk and laddoo, the girl also falls in love, there is a romantic number, KakaJi has two friends one happy and sad and, of course, there is a generous mention of Kale Kachey Wale.
Kudos to Mandeep Benipal for directing a film, which doesn’t have a story, or let’s say, the director and writer probably think there is a story, but we just don’t see it! No solace comes from the dialogues either. In fact, KakaJi is a film that has uselessly stretched comic scenes that after a point they are unbearable, what was on director’s mind when he was shooting those scenes.
Dev Kharoud has proved his acting prowess in Daakuan Da Munda, and these are the kind of roles he should stick to. It is good to laugh; Dev should, however, be doing it off screen. Jagjeet Sandhu is a fabulous actor, but sad dialogues and sad comedy drown his character. Dheeraj Kumar, KakaJi is a film that has wasted such good talent. Aashish Duggal, how about giving him some lines? As for the pretty actress, Aarushi Sharma, we could only see her pout!