The movie set the correct tone right from the very outset when Rajinikanth is introduced. Seated in his cell, a silver haired older gent in prison clothes is seen reading a book as the camera pans his from his back.
A Rajinikanth movie is all about class. Supreme unmatched class that no other actor or superstar in India has and perhaps very few from the globe over posses. And that class is established in the very opening sequence of every Rajinikanth movie. Kabali too treads the known path to establish Rajinikanth as the undisputed massy megastar that audience love, the messiah who provides them with wholesome entertainment. The movie set the correct tone right from the very outset when Rajinikanth is introduced. Seated in his cell, a silver haired older gent in prison clothes is seen reading a book as the camera pans his from his back. A prison official comes and announces it’s time to go. He closes his book, steps out of his cell only to stop at the entrance and exercise his body with a couple of push ups. He then moves forward as fellow prisoners bid him adieu. Inside the prisoner general’s cabin, he marks his thumb imprint on the register and then pulls out a box marked Kabali and discards his prison wear. Out comes the sharply ironed jacket,the swashbuckling googles, the shiny shoes and Rajinikanth is back much to loud hoot whistles, this time sporting a rich white beard.
“Kabali” is a don movie, in which Rajini essays the role of Kabaleeswaran aka Kabali. Radhika Apte plays his wife Kumudhavalli while Dhanshika plays a sniper and Riythivika plays a school dropout.
The movie is based out of Malaysia and shows how Rajinikanth turns the robinhood of the masses. He stands up for the Tamils when they are deplorably treated and proclaimed as devils of the nation. The movie deals with the plight of Malaysian Tamil.
Performance wise Rajinikanth is at his very best though at times you do feel age has slowed him down a wee bit. The movie as expected is an out and out Rajinikanth film. Radhika Apte, Dhanshika, Riythivika and the Taiwense actor have played out their parts well. The cameo by the special someone was also a treat to watch.
All in all, Kabali will delight audience like every other Rajinikath movie