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'Kabali' Movie Review & Rating: A Decent Drama Sans Superstardom!

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    Kabali movie review is here. Starring superstar Rajinikanth and Radhika Apte in the lead, Kabali was one of the most awaited Tamil movies of the year.

    Well, the wait is finally over as Kabali has stormed into more than 5000 screens worldwide, creating and breaking records in the process. So what does the film has to offer? Continue reading our movie review to know.

    Click on the slider below to know what celebrities have to say about the film:

    Sivakarthikeyan ‏@Siva_Kartikeyan

    Sivakarthikeyan watched the first day first show along with his industry friends. He wrote, "In Vetri theatre wit @anirudhofficial and @VigneshShivN .. Ready for Thalaivar adhiradi.. #KabaliFDFS #NerrupuDa."

    Suresh Raina ‏@ImRaina

    Surprisingly, cricketer Suresh Raina managed to catch the first day first show of Kabali. "sureshraina3Amazing Movie First Day First Show ! Let the festival begin #thalaivar #kabali #nerrupuda #magizhchi #rajnikanth sir," Raina wrote on his official Twitter page.

    Siddharth ‏@Actor_Siddharth

    Actor Siddharth too, joined Sivakarthikeyan, Anirudh and Vignesh Shivan to catch the first day first show. "#KABALI DA Ready for the biggest FDFS in a long long time. #Superstar #NeruppaDa," he posted.

    SaiDhanshika / YOGI ‏@saidhanshika

    "#Watched Kabali in Malaysia Woohoooo I shouted & screamed like anything.. @superstarrajini is exceptional.. Perum magizhchi @beemji sir," Sai Dhanshika, who has acted in the movie posted on her Twitter page.

    venkat prabhu ‏@vp_offl

    "#happykabaliday it's gonna be a rocking weekend guys!!! Proud of u @beemji @vicramlacks28 #suresh #kabalida. And of course very proud of u too Saar @Cinemainmygenes #kabalida," Venkat Prabhu posted.

    venkat prabhu ‏@vp_offl

    Venkat Prabhu further went on to say that no one can stop the earth shattering collections from the weekend box office. He said, "No matter who releases what! No matter who leaks what! No one can stop the earth shattering mind blowing weekend box office! #kabalida."

    Aishwaryaa.R.Dhanush ‏@ash_r_dhanush

    Aishwaryaa R Dhanush, who watched the special screening of Kabali along with her father superstar Rajinikanth in the USA wrote, "That feeling within .... before shows begin #KabaliFeeling #NoWordsToExpress."

    Vignesh ShivN ‏@VigneshShivN

    Vignesh Shivan said, "#NeruppuDa #KabaliFDFS early morning festival! Thalaivar energy is electrifying best wishes @beemji #Magizhchi."

    Kabali Plot:

    Rajinikanth spends 25 years of his life in jail, when he returns, he is in for a surprise, which is gradually revealed to the audience.

    Why was he locked up in a Malaysian jail for such a long period of time is shown in the flashback. The rest of the film deals with what Rajini does to get back his lost life and how he achieves his prime task, for which he was jailed all these while.


    Rajinikanth steals the show from the very beginning till the end. Kabali might not have the usual Rajinism one expects from a superstar-starrer, but his acting skills come to the fore and the star actor has absolutely nailed it.

    Stand out performances are delivered by Radhika Apte and Riythvika. Kudos to director Pa Ranjith for etching out strong female characters and all of them have done justice to their characters, including Dhansika. Watch out for Dhansika's action sequences.

    Combination scenes between Rajinikanth and Winston Chao have come out really well and the Taiwanese actor has made an impressive Tamil debut.

    PHOTOS: Fans Celebrate Release of 'Kabali' In Grand Style


    While the first half is pacy with sharp cuts by editor Praveen KL, the second half delves into the emotional side of things as Kabali gets a bit melodramatic.

    Stunt sequences by Anbu and Arivu are choreographed well and the duo deserves an applause for making the action scenes as realistic as possible.

    Cinematography by G Murali adds stability to the film. Angles and colors used by the cameraman are impressive as it suits each and every frame.

    Music by Santhosh Narayanan is a big positive. If you are a fan of Rajinikanth, then Santhosh's music will put a smile on your face for days to come.

    Director Ranjith could've used the star image of Rajinikanth in a much better way. Awfully less number of hoot-worthy scenes is a major worry.

    Overall View:

    You might be disappointed if you go into the cinema hall keeping in mind the recent hype and hoopla around Kabali. However, this is definitely Rajinikanth's best in the recent times.

    Also Read: Mind-boggling Records Created By Rajinikanth's 'Kabali' Even Before Its Release!

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