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Kabali (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 22 July 2016 (USA)
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Returning from prison, aged gangster Kabali confronts those who had destroyed his life. While doing so, he learns about what had happened to his family when he was gone.


Pa. Ranjith


Pa. Ranjith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajinikanth ... Kabali
Winston Chao ... Tony Lee
Radhika Apte ... Kumudhavalli
Dhansika ... Yogi
Kalaiyarasan ... Kumaran
Dinesh ... Jeeva
John Vijay ... Ameer Bhai
Kishore Kumar G. ... Veerasekaran
Riythvika ... Meena
Mime Gopi ... Loga
Hari Krishnan Hari Krishnan ... Tiger (as Hari)
Nassar ... Tamilnesan (as Nasser)
Uday Mahesh Uday Mahesh ... Durai
Gajaraj ... Marthandam
Vinoth Vinoth ... Tamilmaaran


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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Action | Crime | Drama


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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.

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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was passed in three separate versions; two of which have not been released, upon a formal submission the film was passed '15' uncut which the distributor was displeased with and attempted to edit the film in order to obtain a 12A (which would allow viewers under 12 to watch the film with an adult). The first version submitted removed two minutes which contained visual detail of drug taking as well as masking two uses of strong language (which would've been acceptable at 12A) however this attempt was unsuccessful and was passed at '15' for violence. The distributor then submitted a second version which was edited by around 20 minutes and toned down the violence quite heavily (removing a throat stabbing, a character's fingers being blown off, sight of a severed arm, machete attacks and further violence) as well as completely removing the two aforementioned terms. Despite this however the film was still passed at '15' citing 'strong bloody violence' as an issue particularly the depiction of a stabbing to the hand. The distributor ultimately agreed to release the uncut version into UK cinemas (meaning viewers below 15 could not view the film) after the BBFC advised that 35 minutes of cuts would be needed for a 12A. See more »


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Expected more but
22 July 2016 | by jnayakarSee all my reviews

Lot more expected from Kabali however it didn't meet my expectation. Please do not show this movie to your young kids. Too much violence. Interesting fact that NOBODY in the theater clapped or praised Rajni or any scenes after starting the movie till end. Everybody kind of so desperate. I don't know why Rajnikant decided to accept this character and story. There are few good messages in it, though overall it promotes violence. First half is completely boring. Sorry dear Rajni fans, its my honest opinion. I love Rajni movies and Tamil movies. Rajnikant did his role pretty well in this movie as usual. No doubt on it, however the director trying to impress all kind of viewers by adding unnecessary scenes.

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Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La venganza de Kabali See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,157,621, 24 July 2016

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Atmos (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby (Dolby Atmos)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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