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Kabali (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 22 July 2016 (USA)
Before Indian Independence, many Tamils from South India were sent to Malaysia as indentured laborers. Kabali, the protagonist, fights this oppression. After a lengthy imprisonment, he is more determined than ever to fight for his people.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kabali
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Tony Lee
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Kumudhavalli
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Yogi
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Kumaran
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Jeeva
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Ameer Bhai
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Veerasekaran
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Meena
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Loga
Hari ...
Tiger
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Tamilnesan (as Nasser)
Uday Mahesh ...
Durai
Gajaraj ...
Marthandam
Vinoth ...
Tamilmaaran
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Storyline

Kabaleeswaran, a revolutionary who fights for the betterment of his race in a foreign land, is falsely implicated and thrown behind bars. When he returns after his prison term, he starts a search for his wife and ends up confronting those who were the reason behind his miseries. What follows is a tale of revenge, emotion, drama, jealousy, treason, loyalty, love and payback. Written by PipingHotViews

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22 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Кабали  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,977,716 (USA) (22 July 2016)

Gross:

$3,903,095 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The British Board of Film Classification gave a 15 rating to the movie for strong bloody violence and drug misuse, which means the movie is restricted to audiences 15 and above. The Australian Classification also gave a restricted MA15+ rating for strong violence. But on a highly surprising note, the Central Board of Film Certification (Indian certification board) which is infamous for its rather stringent rules, cleared the movie with a U certificate, meaning the movie is suitable for all age groups. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback scene,Tamilmaran comes to apologise to Kabali while he is eating with family, the scene is set at the backdrop of Merdeka Square, the scene is supposed to have happened 25 years back but modern buildings which was not yet constructed in KL can be seen.

Also in various other scenes, various cars which were not released in early 90's can be still be seen,. See more »

Quotes

Kabali: Even this is a form of protest. Why did Gandhi wear dhotis and why did Ambedkar wear suits? Politics Thamizhmaran...
[when Thamizhmaran asks him if all his money goes into buying suits]
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Connections

Referenced in STYLUS (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Vaanam Paarthen
(Tamil)
Written by: Kabilan
Produced by: Santhosh Narayanan
Performed by: Pradeep Kumar
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Kabali – show on more emotional side of a don
25 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Kabali – show on more emotional side of a don

When we come to hear rajini movie is going to release, we start imagining a stereotyped rajinism in his movie!Its true.. which is been happening from last 3 decades! In kabali PA.Ranjith has tried hard to change this stereotyped rajini movie into a non-rajini movie.In this journey has he succeeded? Coming to the story of kabali..it does have a water thin story line with lots of depth . Rajini sir acting is one of the major plus point of the movie, his simplicity, mannerism and stand back in few scenes n giving opportunity to other actors r worthwhile to mention. Radhika apte ,kalaiyarasan,john vijay,dhansika,dinesh,rithvika are apt to their respective roles.

Antagonists Winston chao,Kishore are perfect n need to mention here Kishore acting was appreciable throughout the movie. Coming to music Santhosh Narayan has marvellous talent n is proved with his songs and BGM in the whole movie which indeed takes this movie to another level! PA.Ranjith should have made little more concentration on the screenplay and a bit on rajinism to satisfy rajini fans.Though movie may not offer rajinism at the whole,one can keep a little less expectation and enjoy this wonderful emotional life of kabaleeshwaran AKA kabali.


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