KAABIL – Movie review

The mind sees all

  


By Paresh B. Mehta

Genre: Thriller   Recommended: General Audience   Released: 25 January 2017
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Narendra Jha
Directed by: Sanjay Gupta

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Rohan Bhatnagar (Hritik Roshan) meets Supriya (Yami Gautam), they like each other and fall in love. They get married and life is full of roses, till one unfortunate day when a local goon and his friend misbehave with this made-for-each-other couple. This kickstarts the beginning of this happy couple’s woes.

Rohan and Supriya are specially abled (a blind couple) who understand each other through their sixth sense, like it is said that when an individuals are deprived with any of the 5 essential senses, the almighty always gifts them with a sixtn sense.

Rohan is a voice-over artist, while Supriya is an independent working woman. The romance is shown blossoming in such a pattern that one tends to be a part of the story and begins to feel for them.

One noteworthy instance in the film is right in the beginning where the couple while in their dating stage visit a mall and get separated. This emotional moment is delicately portrayed by the director and more so by the actors that when they unite after getting lost in the crowd, brings a sense of fulfillment in the audience.

Coming back to the story, Rohan and Surpriya get married, much to the amusement of the local goon and his sidekicks who often scoff at the couple. Taking advantage of this shortcoming in the girl, Amit Shelar and his friend rape Supriya while Rohan is out for work, which wrecks the lives of the new married couple.

Amit Shelar (Rohit Roy) is younger brother of Madhavrao Shelar (Ronit Roy) who is a politician and the elder brother would go to any stage to protect his younger brother to safeguard his political career more than the brotherly relation.

Rohan loses Supriya who ends her life, rather than experiencing such humiliation at more frequent intervals now.

The grief-stricken Rohan decides to bring justice to his wife’s soul and despite the high-handedness and even supression from the authorities, this broken-hearted youth leaves no stone unturned to avenge his wife’s death.

Superlative performances from Hritik Roshan and Yami Gautam which is equally well balance with Rohit and Ronit Roy who play the crooked and powerful antagonists.

Sanjay Gupta has very craftly mantained the pace of this revenge thriller.

While the songs do not matter much in such a genre, it is the background score in league with slick cinematography and deft editing which keeps the viewer captivited!

It is towards the ending of the second half, one feels so entrenched in the narrative, to that extent that he would want to want it to continue on and on…

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Cast:
Hrithik Roshan as Rohan Bhatnagar
Yami Gautam as Supriya Bhatnagar
Ronit Roy as Madhavrao Shelar
Rohit Roy as Amit Shelar
Narendra Jha as Police officer Chaubey
Suresh Menon as Zafar (Rohan’s Friend)
Sahidur Rahman as Wasim
Akhilendra Mishra as Wasim’s father
Girish Kulkarni as Inspector Nalawde
Urvashi Rautela (special appearance)

Credits:
Production Company – Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd
Produced by Rakesh Roshan
Directed by Sanjay Gupta
Written by Sanjay Masoom, Vijay Kumar Mishra
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Cinematography – Sudeep Chatterjee, Ayananka Bose
Edited by Akiv Ali
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