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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 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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Кабали  »

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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

In the second scene of the film, the nightclub scene following the director's credit, the song playing in the club background is a DJ remix of "Aasai Nooru Vagai". This popular club dance number featuring Rajinikanth, the star of 'Kabali', is from his successful 1983 starrer 'Adutha Varisu'. 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

Aasai Nooru Vagai
(uncredited)
Written by Panju Arunachalam
Performed by Malaysia Vasudevan
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Drab, exaggerated, predictable, lifeless
23 July 2016 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

Let's be honest here, if this movie didn't have Rajinikanth, nobody would've given two f*cks about it because it's that awful and cringeworthy. It has to be one of the most lacklustre movies I've ever watched and comes as a huge disappointment after all the hype and media coverage it got. It's got an extremely banal plot of a Malaysian Tamil gangster Kabali, portrayed by Rajini, involved in a gang war with a local don. There's another storyline that runs parallel, that of his personal life which is even more insipid and overplayed. Radhika Apte as Kabali's wife has done a decent job but one cannot expect her to save a plot so weak that even the great superstar Rajini couldn't infuse life into. There's no humour, no punch lines, no message to take from the movie. In fact, the only time I laughed during the entire movie was when my friend accidentally hit the guy in front of him. The film went on in a monotonous manner until the end and the best moment was when the end credits rolled on, bringing an end to the viewer's suffering. Of course, a lot of Rajini fans loved the movie and said it was the best movie in the history of mankind but 5 minutes into the movie, any guy with a functional brain will know that it's all rubbish. Overall, I'd recommend not wasting your time on this lousy excuse of a movie made with the sole intention of cashing in on Rajini's reputation and raking up money.


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