Kaabil Movie Review

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Directed by Sanjay Gupta and Produced by Rakesh Roshan, Kaabil is in cinemas now. Distributed by B4U Motion Pictures. Kirat Raj Singh from Simply Bhangra reviews the movie and talks about his experience.

Kaabil (English translation: Capable) is Rakesh Roshan’s latest directorial venture starring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the film has been released worldwide on Wednesday 25th January 2017.

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind” - William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s quote above is apt for Hrithik Roshan’s latest thriller, Kaabil. The film, also starring Yami Gautam, revolves around a couple (Rohan Bhatnagar & Supriya Sharma) who are both visually impaired and alone in the world. Brought together, their love fulfils the emptiness that each felt individually, and provides the much-needed light in their otherwise dark life. However, their happiness doesn’t last long. The brother of a local politician rapes Supriya and the police, under political pressure, fails to help. After realising “there is more darkness in the world of law and order than our lives,” Rohan is forced to act against those who robbed him of his happiness.

Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gupta give the performance of their lives in this film, both excelling in each of their respective roles. The first half of the film reels you in and allows you as a viewer to fall in love with the main protagonists as well as feel their pain and anguish. The song sequence of “Mon Amour” is definitely a highlight and will have you singing along in no time.

The second half of the film follows the vigilante acts of Rohan Bhatnagar in his quest for revenge. The villains, played by the real life brothers Ronit and Rohit Roy, deserve credit for portraying evil so well that you can’t help but feel personally involved in the pursuit for justice. The film continues on a fast-paced action trajectory and keeps you gripped till the end.

Only negative found in the film is the placement of the song sequence “Saara Zamana” which appears straight after the intermission. After leaving the viewers in awe at the intermission, the song sequence stalls the flow of the movie and raises the question of what purpose it served in the film.

Overall the film is highly entertaining and cleverly cinematised. It lures the viewer into a comfortable, happy place in the first half and has us at the edge of our seat in the second, creating an effective and enjoyable cinema experience.

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