bloggPlot : A ‘not so vulnerable’ visually handicapped man , taken on a handicapped system.
Star Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Girish Kulkarni, Narendra Jha
Review : Coming from a production house(Film Kraft) that has given us movies of great stature like Khudgarz, Karan Arjun, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Krissh etc. KAABIL comes across as a small film that focuses more on the characters and their performances. The movie has Hrithik Roshan come out of his closet and do something out of his league, much like Koi Mil Gaya. Its great to see him tone down on his greek god persona and give us an everyday character like Rohan Bhatnagar. He shows great range as an actor and his character goes from being a family guy to a Vigilante.
Director Sanjay Gupta who is otherwise known for giving stylish makeover to Hollywood/Korean flicks settles down for a simple love story that goes the tragic way. He always had a knack for action but in this movie proves his mettle as a director who can handle emotional scenes with great finesse.
Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy are the ‘mean team’ here who imbibe all the bad character traits and deserve all the spite from the audience. There is a certain type of roles that only Ronit Roy can pull off and Madhavrao Shellar is one such character. Among others, Girish Kulkarni stands out in his corrupt cop act, a role that he did brilliantly well in Ugly.
My heart goes out for Yami Gautam who has to go through all sorts of sufferings in most of her movies. I don’t understand why can’t filmmakers give her a role where things end on a happy note. She is expressive and makes for a lovely Su, confidently matching steps with Hrithik Roshan.
The movie has a predictable story but it is the execution that really stand out. The movie has some witty one-liners as well coming from all sides. A well edited movie that does not slow down even for a moment. The lead actors share a great chemistry leaving the audience asking for more. The song Mai Tere Kaabil Hun Kya…..stays with you for a long time and has this soulful music that has been Rajesh Roshan’s forte for decades now.
Overall a very well made movie that marks Hrithik’s comeback to ‘everyday’ cinema.
Rating : 7.7/10
Verdict : A Visual treat!