KAABIL Movie Review: Powered by Hrithik Roshan's knock out performance

Director : Sanjay Gupta
Music : Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics : Kummar
Starring : Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Narendra Jha and Girish Kulkarni

January 25, 2017 4:12:45 PM IST
Kaabil Review By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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Bollywood Greek God in looks and best body dancer - Hrithik Roshan proves with KAABIL again that he is a meticulous actor who dares and is capable to push boundaries - be it the paraplegic in GUZAARISH or a man with childlike IQ in KOI MIL GAYA. Hrithik doesn't exactly needs to be a 'super hero' to prove his acting heroics.


The intense action-packed romantic thriller KAABIL directed by Sanjay Gupta has its good share of cliches that demands a considerable degree of suspension of your disbelief but in no way anyone can turn a 'blind' eye to the efforts of Hrithik Roshan in the film. Playing a blind Rohan Bhatnagar who goes on a vendetta spree after his love of life Supriya (Yami Gautam) is raped twice by Amit Shellar (Rohit Roy) brother of a local politician Madhav Rao Shellar (Ronit Roy).

KAABIL is the same 'badla' theme that we have been seeing since our school days. A favourite genre of Roshans and Gupta, KAABIL stands out in its performance and raw rusty edge of the seat action.

If it is a Sanjay Gupta directed film then without any iota of doubt some foreign inspiration is a must and here we can see the traces of Rutger Hauer's BLIND FURY 1989 and Korean film BROKEN (2014), are we forgetting Mohanlal's OPPAM?

Thankfully, KAABIL has nothing to do with Netflix's Daredevil series. Yippee yeah... the makers are able to put one allegation at bay. Coming to the point the Vijay Kumar Mishra's script is so easy and comfortable that it turns lazy to add much novelty. Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik) is a talented dubbing artiste who meets his soul mate Supriya (Yami Gautam) both cover their inability to see by the philosophy 'andhre se andhere mein roshni toh nahi ho sakti par andhera kam ho sakta hai (darkness cannot light up darkness but the intensity can be minimized) - courtesy dialogue writer Sanjay Masoom who in his junoon also pens lines such as 'kutta toh haddi kha ke bhi wafadari nibhata hai, tu boneless ke chakar mein mat reh' ( a dog remains loyal even if he has to chew a bone, don't you dare to expect a boneless meal ). Got it? Na. forget it.

Rohan and Supriya are just married and are quite happy till one day Amit Shellar (Rohit Roy), brother of a local politician Madhav Rao Shellar (Ronit Roy) and his friend Wasim (Sahidur Rahaman) destroy everything by raping Supriya twice. Since the crime is conducted by the brother of the powerful local politician, corrupt police officers played by Narendra Jha and Girish Kulkarni makes sure that no evidence is found.

What follows is a crowd pleasing and pulse rising vendetta of Rohit who is on an eye for an eye mission in which we see Hrithik Roshan giving a knock out performance.

Yami provides able support and supporting cast Rohit Roy, Ronit Roy and the cops Narendra Jha and Girish Kulkarni chip in with excellent support.

Technically it's a mix bag where we see some tacky CGI developed outdoors and the music by Rajesh Roshan who otherwise reserves his best for his home banner disappoints.

Interestingly, this Friday both the release RAEES and KAABIL are important for its lead actors and without turning into a fortune teller KAABIL is likely to please the masses and make the fans of Hrithik happy.

Though it will remain debatable why such a predictable and cliche story was chosen to reclaim Hrithik Roshan's lost glory at the box office.

 Kaabil Review Rating : 
3/5 stars
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