This is the first feature film directed by Akshat Verma (writer of Delhi Belly, 2011) and stars Saif Ali Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Akshay Oberoi, Shobhita Dhulipala, Amyra Dastur, Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal. The trailer opens with Saif’s character being diagnosed with stomach cancer. We learn that he’s never smoked or done drugs. Once he learns of his fatal illness, he decides to live it up. What follows are the events of a drug-fuelled night out in which various stories, involving the many characters in the film, converge.
After releasing a teaser in July which announced September 8 as the release date, the film will finally release on January 12, 2018. The makers of the dark comedy were allegedly asked to make 73 cuts in the film by the CBFC. When asked about the delay in Kaalakaandi’s release at Chef’s trailer launch earlier this year, Saif had said, “I think there were a lot of cuts in the film. There is a government body called FCAT. So, a lot of films go there and come out with no cuts or three cuts. It’s a magical place apparently. Hopefully, it gets a few cuts, it’s a beautiful film. The teaser is out and the trailer, I think will come out after we know what the final cut is.”
Kaalakaandi has been produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn Entertainment.
Watch the trailer of the film here: