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The much awaited flick of the season Kabali starring Rajinikanth and Radhika Apte has hit screens today. Read the review to know our take on the film.
Rajinikanth plays Kabali, as an aged gangster, who spends 25 years of his life in a jail in Malaysia. Why is he locked up for such a long time? What's the story behind his long-lost wife? What did he do after returning from jail? This forms the crux of the story.
Rajinikanth delivered what he is best at. His impeccable style, mannerisms and the splendid styling in the film were enough to make you sit through Kabali. Radhika Apte got into the shoes of her role and has done complete justice to what she was offered.
Technical Aspects & Analysis:
Director PA Ranjith seems to have lost a balance in managing Rajini's over-the-top image and the story he wants to convey. The middle-path he has chose was boiled down to a boring narrative, with so many elements forcibly stuffed.
Radhika Apte's character can totally be excluded from the film as it lacked any impact and in fact, it was too dramatic. The film at portions reminded us of Amitabh Bacchan's Mahaan.
On the positive side, a few elevation scenes written on Kabali resonated Rajini's real life aura, making us instantly connect to what is happening on-screen. The story was fast paced, though it failed to please.
Thanks to editor Praveen for cutting an awesome teaser of Kabali, which has actually created a lot of hype around the film, other than the 'Rajinikanth' factor. But, after watching the film you cant help but hate him for making you believe something that Kabali is not. The film surely had its share of moments. So, maybe lowering your expectations a little might help. #Manchidi!
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