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Kabali Movie Review

Jul 28, 2016 07:16 AM
Kabali Movie Review
  • Director : Pa. Ranjith
  • Producer : Kalaipuli S. Thanu
  • Music Director : Santhosh Narayanan
  • Starring : Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte ...

A feast for Rajini fans

After 'Baahubali', if a South Indian movie grabbed the attention of the whole nation in the recent past, it is certainly 'Kabali'. Every time a movie of Rajinikanth releases, the excitement among fans would be high. But for 'Kabali',the hype is unprecedented thanks to the superb promotions by the team. At last the film released today (22nd July). So is the film worth the wait ? Is it a comeback movie for the Superstar after two consecutive flops ? Read on to find out more about the film.


Rajinikanth once again played the messiah of the downtrodden in this movie. Coming to the story, migrant Indian workers in Malaysia are oppressed by the powers that be and are made to work in gangs and as drug traffickers. They badly need some one, a leader, to bring them out of their misery. It is when Kabali (Rajinikanth), who also works in a gang, becomes their saviour. He revolts against the oppression and in the ensuing events, he locks horns with a mafia lord. Eventually, he gets jailed. He wants to leave behind everything once he is out, but he is left with no option but to become a gangster again owing to an incident. Watch the movie for more.

Technical aspects

Technically, the film is brilliant. Santosh Narayan's background score gives a high to Rajini fans. It elevates the scenes to next level. The cinematographer captures the beauty of Malaysia and showcases the Superstar very well. The director has written the screenplay well.


Rajinikanth is at his stylish best and carries the film on his shoulders. It is a treat for his fans to watch him in such a suave look and his performance and dialogues in some of the scenes give his fans goosebumps. Radhika Apte gets to play a meaty role and she emotes very well. She is especially good in the second half of the movie. Dhansika looks elegant and performs well. All the actors did well.

Plus Points


Intro scene and interval block

Radhika Apte in second half

Background score


Minus Points

Weak story-line

Nativity problem


What do you expect from a Rajinikanth's film when you walk into the theater ? His trademark style, dialogues, over the top action and some sentiment, don't you ? Director Pa.Ranjith tried to present Rajini in a different way including all the elements. Rajinikanth plays a gangster, who is haunted by his past in the movie and he literally carries the film on his shoulders. He is at his stylish best in the movie and his looks and attitude would be a treat for his fans. There are good family emotions in the movie. Radhika Apte delivers a very good performance, especially in the scene where she meets Rajini in the second half. But the story line is weak. The introduction scene and interval give fans goosebumps for sure and the pre-climax has also been executed well. Rajini's verbal duels with villains are also good. But the slow narration may not be liked by a section of the audiences. All in all, 'Kabali' will be loved by fans.


'Kabali' - A feast for Rajini fans. Rating 3/5

Kabali Movie
July 22nd, 2016

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