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Kaabil Movie Review & Ratings

By - January 25, 2017 - 01:08 PM IST

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Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Narendra Jha, Suresh Menon, Md. Sahidur Rahaman, Girish Kulkarni, Urvashi Rautela
Banner: Filmkraft Productions Pvt Ltd
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee & Ayananka Bose
Editor: Akiv Ali
Writers: Sanjay Masoom & Vijay Kumar Mishra
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Director: Sanjay Gupta

A ‘love’ly Revenge Drama – Hrithik makes it a MUST WATCH!

Plot:

Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) is a visually challenged yet intense, self-esteemed and passionate guy who meets Supriya Sharma (Yami Gautam), a simple, sweet and independent woman who is also visually impaired. Both soon fall in love and get happily married but everything changes with the advent of Amit (Rohit Roy) and his corporater brother Madhavrao Shellar (Ronit Roy). Few unexpected and fateful incidents take Supriya away leaving Rohan yearning for a bloody revenge. How did the blind and emotionally devastated Rohan avenge the murder of his ‘SU’ forms the rest of the plot.

Performances:

Firstly take a bow Superstar Hrithik Roshan for choosing this ‘Kaabil challenge’. And honestly the film becomes a must watch because of your stellar performance – truly award-winning stuff!

Yami Gautam: Kaabil is incomplete or in a way pointless without a character like Supriya and actress like Yami.

The Roy duo Rohit and Ronit make the perfect bad Bhai jodi for the script. Casting and acting scores!

Narendra Jha and Girish Kulkarni plays vital supporting (or rather opposing) roles and were brilliant too.

Analysis:

Knowing how difficult is to attempt scripts like these in mainstream cinema especially with a Superstar like Hrithik Roshan, we welcome an attempt like Kaabil. Well Hrithik has limited himself in this regard and that's how Kaabil was possible. But let us also tell you, this is neither a never-seen-before revenge story nor Hrithik’s best till date.

The film is about how a caring husband seeks revenge for his wife’s murder – just that both are visually challenged. If we have to dissect, there is relationship in one half and revenge on the other.

But vital emotions like love works and so does revenge. And be it ‘Amitabh Bachchan scene b/w Hrithik-Yami’, pre-interval episode, Amit’s murder sequence - the film is sweet in its own way. While writing steals half the credit, performances deserve a quarter (credit). Moreover Sanjay Gupta gives the script the right cinematic treatment without much innovation – that's the power of emotional content.

However, writing safely plays around the revenge plot catering to the commercial needs conveniently ignoring the true meaning cycle of revenge (unlike Badlapur). And that is why, Kaabil remains to more or less a watchable attempt that passed the acid-test with meritorious performances.

Merits:

- Lead cast performances
- Script
- Gripping narration
- Back ground score
- Cinematography and Editing

De-merits:

- Lack of commercial entertainment might disappoint masses

Music:

We feel this script gets a typical Bollywoodish music instead of what it deserves. Fortunately the songs find some meaningful placement in the narrative.

Others:

Urvashi Rautela’s special song is “enjoyable”

Verdict:

Kaabil is an average revenge drama made appealing – due credits to the performances and the gripping narration. In short, watch it for Hrithik and few Goosebumps moments!

Avg User Rating: 3/5