First of all kudos to Dir Pa Ranjith for showing us ‘ Actor Rajinikanth’ after a long time. Very happy to see Rajini playing his age(no fancy duets/ separate romance track etc..). ( Hope he continues it in future)
Emotional content(father daughter reunion & husband wife daughter reunion) worked out very well. Terrific acting by Radhika Apte & other cast members Sai Dhansika/Dinesh/kalaiarasan/Jhon Vijay did their part well. Santhosh Narayanan ‘s BGM & Songs were good. Neerupu da Song/BGM used very well on screen.
In-spite of so many positives, what really went wrong?? Obliviously, it’s the story and screenplay which can be considered as the main villain of Kabali. Villains were not powerful & the Villain track had a lot of ‘Madras movie’ reference.
Not every director will get a chance to direct Super Star in his/her 3rd movie. Pa Ranjith should have concentrated more on the story and screenplay. He missed a golden chance to hit sixer.
Don’t expect Badsha/Padayappa kind of movie while entering theater. Instead, go with zero expectations, u may end up liking the emotional gangster(Kabali).
Too much of hype given by ‘Kalaipuli Thanu’ can be one of the reason for so many negative reviews. ‘Vaanam Parthean’ song visuals along with some sentimental clips should be released as teaser instead of Mass ‘Neerupu da’ teaser. That would have made audience very clear what to expect from Kabali.