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.
Did You Know?
Kabali is the first ever Indian film to be released in Malay language. Rajnikanth has a wide fanbase in Malaysia. See more
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
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
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
Written by: Uma Devi
and Roshan Jamrock
Produced by: Santhosh Narayanan
Performed by: Gaana Bala
, R. Lawrence
, Pradeep Kumar
and Shweta Mohan See more