Kabali review: After weeks of anxiety and last moment triumphs in courts, Rajinikanth’s Kabali movie has finally been released today. The first shows were slated as early as 3 a.m.! We take a look at how Rajinikanth (Kabaleeswaram in Kabali) puts the movie through its paces, gets the best out of his cast and leaves the audience in general and the die-hard fans at large spellbound by the magical touch. In short here is a Kabali review:
Kabali, as most have got to know by now, is a gangster drama with a human touch. A man full of integrity, honesty has been wronged and after all that could go wrong for him has done that, he turns things around, gets tough and rains revenge on the opponents – the fight is a good fight, to secure rights for Tamils in a foreign land, Malaysia. If you let your imagination run riot, you can picture Rajinikanth, in his most inimitable ways, laying waste to evil.
In Kabali, Rajinikanth is on a mission impossible kind of situation. He was blamed for things he did not do, loses everything in the process. In the free world, revenge is his new mantra and he dishes it out liberally, powerfully. These are the most captivating moments that will leave the audience breathless. According to the Indian Express review, ‘audience will get its two-and-a-half hours worth of classic Rajinikanth moves, dialogues and dance steps, before he is through.’
As far as the Kabali plot is concerned, the man is a hard worker and innocent at heart. The centre of his universe is his family – a wife and a daughter; the former being played by Radhika Apte, in an uncharacteristic role that she manages to ace.
But against the forces of evil, the man stands no chance as he is too believing in the goodness of others. The fall from grace is terrible to go through and not many eyes in the audience will be left moisture-less in cinemas for sure. The empathy that Rajinkanth will draw from the audience is mesmerising in itself.
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But from this cauldron of hell emerges a stronger, more violent, furious Rajinikanth, but one who still retains his heart of gold. But the fire of purgatory has turned him into a lethal weapon. In short, that is the crux of Kabali.
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And what forms the rest of the movie? We will not spoil your experience, suffice it to say that Rajinikanth fights frenetically to get back his peaceful world and at the same time help his fellow Tamils in Malaysia to get respect and carve a place for them as rightful citizens in that country.