The movie has two songs, both in the first half and they look to have been inserted for the sake of it; that said, the BGM from Hip Hop tamizha is interesting and flows with the script. His ability to increase the orchestration for critical scenes shows how the musician has grown through the days. Plenty of portions have been shot aesthetically in rain, the muddles of water around apartments, bus travel, chase sequences all of these have been captured brilliantly by Balasubramanian, kudos to the cinematographer for having given a realistic touch. Sreejith Ravi as the cynical police officer looks tailor made for the role; he comes in the second half and does his job well. Another biggest plus of the movie is the runtime of 2 hours, crisp editing and neat screenplay has done it for Kathakali.
Verdict : In all, Kathakali is a good entertainer that slowly builds into an action packed thriller.