Keedaa Cola Review: This Eccentric Cocktail Of Comedy And Philosophy Mistakes Hastiness For Raciness

Ram Venkat Srikar

Writer and Director: Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam

Had any other filmmaker directed Keedaa Cola, I might have considered it to be a fine crime comedy, and it's highly likely that the glimpses of brilliance in it would have compelled me to look beyond the inner flaws. 

He Cautiously Exits His 'Zone' 

forays into a more dramatic and high-octane crime comedy genre which allows him to heighten everything on display —from the wackiness in characterizations to the stakes in the situations and the energy in staging.

Balancing Originality with Inspirations

This is the first time a Tharun Bhascker film felt predictable, and that's mostly attributed to the constraints of the crime-comedy genre and its structure. His earlier films are a closer reflection of Tharun's personality and his style of filmmaking.

A Mad Treatment For A Mad Adventure

What follows is a mad adventure that keeps trying to amuse us by placing these outlandish characters in absurd situations, and it mostly succeeds on the humour front, despite being rough around the edges.

It Feels Delightful

To see a filmmaker commit himself to the absurdity and craft these moments of silliness with a passion that's evident on screen. And there's a hilarious shot of Lancham (Rag Mayur) being kidnapped.