Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four Stars)
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy
Directed by: Sanjay Gupta
Produced by: Rakesh Roshan
Release Date: 25 Jan, 2017
Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins
What’s Good: Hrithik, and Ronit Roy’s performance. A perfect Revenge Drama
What’s Bad: Missing realism in the story, slow second half
Story Line: Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) is a visually impaired voice over artist who meets Supriya (Yami Gautam), a visually impaired musician through a matchmaker. The duo hit it off and soon fall in love. Just when they think ‘two negatives are becoming positive’, a disturbing event shakes them up.
Supriya gets raped by Amit Shelar (Ronit Roy), MLA Madhavrao Shelar’s (Ronit Roy) younger brother and his friend. After filing a FIR and police turning a blind eye to this case, Rohan takes it upon himself to get justice for the heinous crime committed against his wife.
Will Rohan be able to blindfold the system and take revenge?
Direction & Music: The film has directed by Sanjay Gupta. He is obsessed with thrillers and tints. He really works hard for Kaabil. Each and every scene Sanjay has shot perfectly.
One of the major setbacks for Gupta’s film is its locations. While some are digitized versions of real locations, the fake nature of it are a turn-off. One of the scenes that have been shot in a mall had a chance to be extremely impactful but is executed in an immature manner.
Also, the whole Tango dance sequence between Hrithik and Yami seems extremely good.
Action sequences are the best-directed portions in the film and hence the second half is a much better watch. The climax is well executed and makes a good enough ending to the film.
The music is only good and Saara Zamaana is the only number that entertains.
Star Performance: Hrithik has taken efforts to play a visually impaired person and that’s quite evident here. He excels in the action scenes particularly, where you may truly feel like he is being caught off guard because of his blindness. The actor is known to take up challenging roles and we have to laud him for this brave attempt.
Yami Gautam looks pretty as Supriya. She emotes well in certain scenes and that’s about it. Nothing extraordinary!
Rohit Roy as the baddie does a great job. It does come across as though he is trying hard to sound sleazy and succeeds in provoking you to hate him.
Ronit Roy is fabulous as Madhavrao Shelar. He picks up a great Maharashtrian accent and his stern dialogue delivery is eerie.
Narendra Jha as the officer on case does a good job too.
Final Word: Kaabil is perfect revenge drama! Must watch for die-hard Hrithik fans who want to wash off Mohenjo Daro memories.