Intro of Sambasivudu and his opposition with a voice over is the beginning of the movie. This half is filled with Intro of all the characters and love track between Vishal and Catherine Tresa which is so crap. It neither has the intense love nor emotion.
It is ended with murder of Sambasivudu where Kamal and his brother are fixed for the murder. It ends in so interesting way creating so much curiosity of what's really happening. Second half begins with so much melodramatic scenes.
It run on the base of Harish Chandra trying to arrest Kamal and close the case as wife of Samba is opposing to cremate Samba's dead body. It runs on action mode.
National award winning director Pandiraj as done good job with this movie. Except for non sync melodramatic scenes and love tracj movie is watchable. To sum up, Kathakali is so a watchable thrilling intense murder mystery.