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Kabali review: A classic Rajinikanth flick, full on entertaining for Thalaiva's admirers
One of the most-awaited films of this year, 'Kabali' has hit the theatres today. The film has received positive reviews from the audience as well as the critics on its opening day. The action-thriller is written and directed by Pa Ranjith and has already become a blockbuster. The film is produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu and superstar Rajinikanth can be seen opposite actress Radhika Apte, who is playing the role of his wife.

Other actors such as Kishore, Winston Chao, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, John Vijay are in supporting roles. Rajinikanth's charisma in 'Kabali', opening scenes, superb performance of the lead actors and an exemplary plot, are some of the things that are winning the hearts of millions of people worldwide. However, the slow narration is a bit disappointing! 

Cast: Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte, Kishore, Winston Chao, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi

Director: Pa Ranjith

Genre: Action-thriller

Duration: 2 hours 33 minutes

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

However, when it comes to Rajini's film, fans hardly bother about reviews. The craze is so high among his admirers that the film's ticket had been sold off even before the release of the film.

The film starts with Kabaleeswaram (Rajinikanth) getting free from a Malaysian jail. He was confined in the jail for more than two decades as he had fought for the equal rights of burdened Tamilians in Malaysia. He also stood against drug and prostitution mafia regulated by a Chinese don, Tony Lee (Winston Chao).

After getting out of the jail, his first mission is to find the whereabouts of his lost wife and destroy his enemies. How a man on his mission handles all the troubles single-handedly and turns things in his favor form the crux of the story. Since Kabali was held wrong years ago, his ultimate goal is to take revenge. And in the form of his mission, we get a classic Rajinikanth flick, filled with his unique moves, catchy dialogues and Rajni's style of dance.

The flashback gives an actual idea about what went wrong with the honest man and his blessed life. A happy worker, Kabali used to live with his wife (Radhika Apte) and daughter. But destiny has some other plans for him and this hard-working man loses everything in a moment. How he protects his world and helps the suppressed Tamilians in Malaysia is what the rest of the film all about.

'Kabali' won't disappoint a die-hard fan of Rajinikanth. The actor's true appeal can be seen throughout the film that traces the journey of almost two decades. The aptly fit songs are enough to make fans whistle and clap (quite common during Rajinikanth's films) in theatres.

Rajni's charm is undeniable, but others in the film such as Radhika Apte and Dhansika have also performed well. Scenes, where both the protagonists, Rajinikanth and Radhika, meet after a long hiatus will indeed hit your emotional nerves.

However, a slothful pace and uneven narrations are the only drawbacks in Kabali. Also, there are a few scenes where the film starts lagging and you might tend to feel bored then. Kabali may not impress a non-Rajni fan, but the die-hard fans of the ace south actor will love every bit of the film!

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