1. Kaabil vs Raees: Why Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam need to fear Shahrukh Khan

Kaabil vs Raees: Why Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam need to fear Shahrukh Khan

Kaabil doesn't effectively draw sympathy for Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam's characters.

By: | Published: January 17, 2017 6:35 PM
Kaabil, hrithik roshan, yami gautam, shahrukh khan, raees, mon amour, kaabil hoon, kaabil songs, hrithik roshan movies, raees songs Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam’s characters live better lives in Kaabil than most of the audience watching them do.

Kaabil is gearing up to take Raees on at the box office, but whether Hrithik Roshan’s differently-abled protagonist can match up to Shahrukh Khan’s slick gangster remains to be seen. Director Sanjay Gupta tries really hard to pull at your heart strings with Hrithik and Yami Gautam’s romance, but something about this movie’s poorly crafted trailers and promos just can’t win many of its target audience over. The film’s tagline run along the theme of, “Their world was always dark. Their love deserved the light,” implying that these characters, amid great suffering, find consolation in each other’s love and there lies the problem.

There’s nothing dark about these two characters’ lives. They have perfectly coiffed hair, awesome fashion sense, perfect skin and live in more luxury than the sighted people who will pay money to watch their story. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having differently-abled protagonists in a film – Naseeruddin Shah’s Iqbal was proof of this. But aside from the fact that Yami and Hrithik’s characters are visually impaired, they are exactly like regular people – if not in better circumstances. This is fine, they might deserve it, but Gupta’s angle to make us feel sorry for this duo which can ace the tango just does not work.

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You felt the titular Iqbal’s sense of suffocation every second of the film because he could not speak. You felt Aamir Khan’s desperation in Ghajini as he tried to remember his life because he lost his memory every 15 minutes. What you can’t feel is the drawback of Yami and Hrithik’s life as visually impaired people. Rather than everyone stopping their own dance practice to help the leading pair tango in Mon Amor, it would have helped if they’d been treated with some amount of apathy – harsh, but perhaps it would have helped to effectively play the sympathy angle.

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    Fire
    Jan 18, 2017 at 1:22 am
    U bloody paid s ....why don't u write abt ur Pet's movie...perhaps he has given u promise of page full of Ads ? Or may b other freebies...?
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      Deep
      Jan 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm
      Paid article. You guys call yourself news. Shame on you. You guys are real blind.
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        faddishbiker
        Jan 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm
        raees reminds me of gunday ........actually it gave me vibes of manoj vajpayee in satya, sanjay dutt in vaastav, ajay devgan in company, pankaj kapoor in maqbool when teaser released....but after the trailer and songs i am not very sure......the content really needs to be good for this one to work
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          Karan Kadam
          Jan 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm
          Boycott Raees
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            vin
            Jan 18, 2017 at 10:26 am
            Now a days, every one is becoming critics. Fearing SRK is 6 years old story. Ranveer Singh has dominated him a year back. Be patient n let the movie release.
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              Priyank
              Jan 19, 2017 at 5:27 am
              Pathetic & Bias Article
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                Rohit
                Jan 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm
                This is wat a Paid article looks like. Kaabil team shud take it as a Compliment. It means SRK and his Red chillies are feeling insecure.
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                  Watching everything
                  Jan 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm
                  This Shahrukh Fan had tried to portray his or her best to let kaabil movie down. Shah Rukh always makes cheap films and try to make the money. Thats the reason he casted Sunny Leony to attract as much as he can pull the audiences with Leone's ual appeal. Truely a . Actually among Three Khans Shah Rukh is the worst one.
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                    varun
                    Jan 18, 2017 at 7:15 pm
                    Let Raees release and youll come to know why Bollywood fears SRK. And for your information Dilwale beat Bajirao Mastani in terms og.collextions.
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                      xxx
                      Jan 18, 2017 at 4:39 am
                      Absolute stupid article
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                        xxx
                        Jan 18, 2017 at 4:39 am
                        Absolute stupid article..
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                          Yash
                          Jan 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm
                          This paper has been churning out Anti Kaabil articles for last 1 month. It shows they have been paid by SRK for it.
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