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Emotional Gangsta Drama

Ranjith must have envisioned an ultra-stylish gangster movie set in Malaysia. Ranjith sticks to the core script from start to finish without making compromises pandering to the masses. It is good that the story doesn't deviate from the main thread.It is also bad because the scenes become single dime...(more)

Source: Moviecrow, MovieCrow


Kabali is more of a Ranjith film than Rajini's.

Usually, when a new director works with a big star like Rajinikanth, they tend to adjust the flow of the film for the hero's stardom but Ranjith has extracted what he wanted for his script without compromising much.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Team, Behindwoods.com


Rajini carries film on his shoulders

Rajinikanth puts up a performance like never before. He looks dapper in a well fitted suits in pastel shades and his styling is top class - A big thumbs up to designer Anu Vardhan. The actor even at this age carries the film on his shoulder. It is the strong screen presence and sheer aura of the man...(more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


Superstar in new avatar

To be happy seeing the Superstar in this new avatar where he absolutely kicks ass transporting us to his 'raw-actor' days or feel frustrated thinking about the innumerable ways the movie could have been scripted and staged better... the choice is yours! (more)

Source: iflickz, NDTV Movies


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Source: Bosskey, IndiaGlitz.com


Rajinikanth sheds heroism in this painfully slow emotional drama

But where the plot stutters the subtle mannerisms become the strength of the film � deft hand movements, a sarcastic smile on the corner of the lip and close-ups of Rajinikanth where the raw actor in him comes out, reminiscent of his past character roles. And that is why Kabali will be talked about,...(more)

Source: Vignes RadhaKrishnan, Hindustan Times


Kabali is definitely not your regular Rajini film

There are lengthy conversations between the actors and emotions seem to play a bigger role in this gangster movie. The spotlight is almost entirely on the love story, and neither the workers nor the gang wars or its leaders are given any importance. (more)

Source: S Saraswathi, Rediff.com

User Reviews All User Reviews(16)


Naveen Prathap

#KABALI - Not for ardent fans! Might work for some neutrals! *** NO SPOILERS *** The most anticipated movie in India till date. All the terrific promotions, two film old fresh director and the biggest superstar combo, the crew's take on how the movie had been shaped up, all these things enlightene... (more)


Aadithya Prabakaran

second half climax mass first half killing loga scene mass 'o' mass my rating 64% (more)


Manjunatheshwara KJ

Expectations from a Rajinikanth film is always Sky High, anything less than that, the fans get disheartened. Kabali is a love emotional drama. Rajinikanth proves to be a fantabulous actor in the film and has worked on his expressions in every single frame. Radhika Apte has shouldered Rajinikanth in ... (more)


XR John

Kabali; Personally I felt Movie promotions was a big let down for me!! Once we enter to the theater we expected a movie like Basha But i felt its an Ranjith Film. Technically well sound movie. Take away the Malaysia Tamil line its an simple Revenge film done by an SUPERSTAR.Kabali lacks inbetwe... (more)


Madhan Prabhu

Thanks to Ranjith to explore the actor in Rajinikanth. Being a die hard Tamil cinema fan was little worried that after Rajinikanth gets a PAN Indian actor status his movies like Sivaji, Endhiran and his previous Lingaa were all commercial/masala & that might give a bad image thatTamil industry stick... (more)



"Kabali" The Movie. Good that portraits the illfate of Malaysian Tamils. Action (fight) and Rajini, Radhika apthe performance are good to mention in the movie. As of how Black, Hispanic and Native Indians live a suppressed in liberal America were they are meant as criminals, drug lords and narcotic ... (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country Life Time Collection Opening Weekend
USA ($) 4512243.00 3648388.00
UK (€ ) 385580.00 295357.00
Australia (A$) 525000.00 450000.00
France --- 70188.00
Norway --- 28244.00

BO Report India

State Opening Day Opening Weekend
Tamil Nadu 205000000.00 400000000.00
kerala --- 105000000.00
karnataka --- 165000000.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Ulagam Oruvanukka” Kabilan Ananthu, Santhosh Narayanan, Gana Bala Listen
2 “Maya Nadhi” Uma Devi Ananthu, Pradeep Kumar, Swetha Mohan Listen
3 “Veera Thurandhara” Uma Devi Gana Bala, Lawrence R, Predeep Kumar Listen
4 “Vaanam Parthen” Kabilan Pradeep Kumar Listen
5 “Neruppu Da” Arunraja Kamaraj Arunraja Kamaraj Listen
6 “All Songs” Listen
7 “Thoondil Meen” Kabilan Pradeep Kumar, Kalyani, Dhee Listen