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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 ... 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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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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V. Creations See more »
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DTS | Dolby Atmos (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby (Dolby Atmos)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike his past few films which needed visual effects and stunt doubles (due to the complex nature of the stunts and/or his age and health concerns) , the stunt masters of 'Kabali' have claimed that Rajinikanth has done 100% all of his stunts, since they were realistic enough to be executed by him 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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Alternate Versions

In the version released in Malaysia, a lot of violent scenes amounting to 5 minutes were cut to obtain a P13 rating, plus the ending too was changed as per the instructions of the Malaysian censor board, to avoid unlawful behavior. While the original one is an open ending as to whether Kabali died or not, the Malaysian one shows a caption "Finally Kabali surrendered to the police." See more »

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Referenced in STYLUS (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Jag Hai Yeh Dabang Ka
Written by Raqueeb Alam
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan & Rohit Fernandes
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Sad...Really Sad
24 July 2016 | by premkishan-kSee all my reviews

I really don't know what to say about this movie, me being a fan of Rajani sir…..it is a total disaster, I don't know what the director was thinking and how he convinced Talaivar to do this particular film.

Absolutely no story line which is gripping, there is no concept of old wine in a new bottle…..he (director) just messed up with so many people's expectations and emotions……one should not toy with people like this.

The movie is so cheap looking just like a B grade movie (I would say C grade but I could not because of Rajanikanth)

There are no actors in the movie other than Thalivar himself and except glimpses of Nasser and Radhika Apte….rest all are like rode side beggars picked from side walk…I cant even say over they overacted… they don't know how to act……it is so degrading of Rajani sir in this movie.

How can someone make a mess out of Rajani sir's dates and call sheets….it takes special talent to do something like this….and this director did best of it……by far the WORST film Rajani sir did…..if I start what is worst in the film it is an endless list….I couldn't find anything good other than Thalivar in this movie.

Even Rajaini sir also should take some special care on his films from now on….there were companies which declared holiday on the release day…..no other actor or star has that status today…he also have to take some responsibility. I really din't understand "who is experimenting with whom" …director with Rajani sir or Rajani sir with with new director….but the outcome is an absolute disaster…..they could have presented the movie as "Kundana Valli" instead of "Kabali".

It's really SAD.


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