Superstar Rajinikanth's recently released film Kabali might've attracted average to negative reviews from online reviewers and critics. Ironically, Kabali could turn out to become a milestone film in the star actor's career.
One question that might've lingered on in Rajinikanth's mind is what kind of films should he take up henceforth. Surely, he cannot be running around trees, singing duets & romancing young girls anymore, at least not habitually.
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Ruling The Box Office While Being Old
One important factor that has made what Rajinikanth is today, is his unmatchable ability to rule the box office time and again. What Kabali has proved beyond doubt is that the superstar can continue doing it, playing his age.
The Physics-abiding Rajinikanth
One important reason why Kabali could be a milestone film for Rajinikanth is the fact that the movie can make the actor realize that he will still be loved by all, even if he abides by the law of physics.
From Extravagant To Simple Stories
Like in Kabali, where Rajini goes in search of his family, the Enthiran star can now confidently choose simpler yet beautiful scripts and still dish out a movie that collects over 100 Crores in no time.
It Is Alright To Be Afraid
Kabali has many instances that exhibits fear in Rajinikanth's face. Now, who would've thought we would see an emotionally stricken Rajinikanth on screen? What this film has ensured is that going forward, Rajini can choose a character that fearlessly showcases its fear.
A Helpless Poor Old Man
After finding himself an opportunity to finally meet his wife after 25 long years, Rajinikanth in the movie, faces a last minute hurdle and is made to wait for an entire night before he can meet his better half. What does he do? He waits politely like a helpless old man, the kind of Rajinikanth we are not used to but might see more often in the future.
But if the actor, who has been dishing out commercially successful films for a living, stops incorporating the so called "commercial elements" in his movies, chances are that he might lose his much loved on-screen charisma.
What else a 65-year-old man can do to keep his audience entertained? Should he continue beating up hundreds of thugs and receive flak from critics and others for the unrealistic portrayal?
What if he decides to give up the trademark Rajinism and starts afresh, say by taking up movies like Cheeni Kum? What will happen then? Will his movies still be able to make hundreds of Crores at the box office?
Interestingly, answers for all these questions lie in the movie Kabali, which has been directed by Pa Ranjith of Attakathi and Madras fame.
In Kabali, except for the last few scenes, where Rajinikanth annihilates all his enemies with a pistol and shotgun (which he has been doing for a long time now), the rest of the film deals with how an aged person yearns for the love of his family.
Rajinikanth never uses his 'Rajini powers' to get his family back. He is not seen emulating Liam Neeson in Taken, in which an old guy is shown fighting an entire mafia, which somehow seems logical to most of us.
In fact, Rajinikanth tries to find his family like how a typical aged gangster in real life would do. And voila! He looks charismatic even when he is being rescued by a girl or while going through the emotions of an aged father.
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Also Read: 'Kabali' Movie Review & Rating: A Decent Drama Sans Superstardom!