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Movie Review: Kaabil

KaabilRelease Date: January 25, 2017
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Narendra Jha
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama, Romance
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Movies need not be unnecessarily complex; they can be fairly simple and yet come across as a delight to the audience. Kaabil is one such movie that you are likely to find hugely interesting even when you may have already guessed the crux of the story. Kaabil draws inspiration from other movies such as Hollywood’s Blind Fury (1989) and Korean super hit, Broken (2014). It presents a Bollywood style adaptation of a love and revenge story, which excites and entertains the audience.

The story begins with a budding romance between Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik) and Supriya Sharma (Yami). Rohan is an expert dubbing artist whereas Supriya is a gifted pianist. Despite being blind, they are quite positive about life and what all it has to offer them. When they get hitched, they prove that they can light up each other’s lives. However, their glowing little world is overshadowed by darkness when Supriya is raped by Amit Shellar (Rohit Roy) and his associate Wasim (Sahidur Rahman). Rohan knocks on every possible door to get justice for Supriya, but police officials and everyone else appears least bothered since Amit happens to be the brother of the local corporator, Madhavrao Shellar(Ronit Roy). When nothing works, Rohan decides to take revenge. How a blind man takes revenge on the bad guys is the thing that is quite interesting and keeps the audience glued to their seats.

Among the many things that have come out good in this movie is Hrithik’s exceptional performance. When in love, he is vulnerable, and when it’s time for revenge, he effortlessly transforms into a killing machine. The other thing that has worked is the chemistry between Hrithik and Yami. They appear quite like everyday couples and their love and romance seem pretty realistic. The technical aspects have also been integrated with great finesse, thanks to professionals like Sudeep Chatterjee (camera) and Resul Pookutty (sound).

Kaabil will never fail to amaze you. Some of the finest romantic moments captured on camera as well as the adrenalin rush – Kaabil offers both.

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