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Kabali (2016)

TV-MA | | 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.

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Pa. Ranjith

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Pa. Ranjith
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Cast

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 Hari ... Tiger
Nassar ... Tamilnesan (as Nasser)
Uday Mahesh Uday Mahesh ... Durai
Gajaraj Gajaraj ... Marthandam
Vinoth 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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кабали See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaysia

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Production Co:

V. Creations See more »
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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Aasai Nooru Vagai
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Written by Panju Arunachalam
Performed by Malaysia Vasudevan
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A gangster movie even women willing to watch is a success for both the Superstar and director
23 July 2016 | by nags-57281See all my reviews

Finally we got a movie in which we can see rajinikanth's acting talent, after a decade. What a performance!!. Definitely it is not only for usual rajinikanth's fans but for every one to cherish his acting skills. Bold attempt by rajini 👍 worth watching. In the midst of common genre movies, it attempts to tell about a group of suppressed people in a very subtle way along with a personal story. Also shows the women empowered roles which is also very rare in tamil movies. And only in rajini movies everyone get good acting space despite him in screen. But his screen presence is so huge that he overtakes everyone with ease. A good attempt and may have some flaws but strikes the right nerve and tells about our little known tamil people outside India. Looking for more films of rajini with good acting presence like this one. It is sure that women will be willing to watch kabali on screen despite a gangster movie is a success for both the superstar and director.


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