Whenever he comes on screen and does his signature moves, the audience goes crazy and the movie makes money! Such is the charisma of Thalaiva Rajinikanth. And, he did it again with Kabali. The movie has everything that sparks an untold hysteria amongst the die-hard fans of Rajni – a suave look, the dark sunglasses, dialogues that only Rajni can pull off and kicks and punches that only he can deliver. After giving us two blockbuster movies, Pa Ranjith has delivered yet another masterpiece. Since the day the movie was announced, fans could not wait to see how this gem of a filmmaker would showcase their demi-god on the big screen. And, do we need to say – Ranjith didn’t disappoint the fans!
Rajnikanth plays Kabaleeshwaram aka Kabali who is the messiah of Tamil laborers in Malaysia. After a violent gang war, which takes place unexpectedly, Kabali, being convicted of various false charges, he ends up in jail. Now, the film starts with his return from jail in Malaysia after almost two and half decades. The film is about Kabali’s search for his wife, played by Radhika Apte with the help of his loyal, and his return to power and save the local Indians from the clutches of the drug mafia lord, Tony, played by Winston Chao.
Throughout the film, Pa Ranjith’s writing and direction shine. He should be praised for showcasing Rajnikanth in a first-of-its-kind role. After the commercial failures of Lingaa and Kochadaiiyaan, Rajni fans wanted to see their hero in a new and never-seen-before avatar, and Ranjith’s Kabali did exactly that. The two heroines of Kabali, Radhika Apte and Dhansika played their parts to perception. The antagonist of the film, Winston Chao, a Taiwanese actor looked apt for his character. The music of the film is also phenomenal. The background score in the fight sequences will make you sit back in awe. The music is apt for the swag that Rajinikanth carries.
The movie has broken all the records with its day one box office collection itself. It was released in more than 1200 cinemas across India, as well as in the UK and Malaysia. The reviews of Kabali are mostly good. But, who cares and reads reviews of a Rajnikanth movie. Fans will anyway watch their Thalaiva film. We don’t need to give you any reasons to watch Kabali. Just watch it for Rajnikanth!