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Kabali Review: Pa Ranjith's Directorial Venture is Rajinikanth's Jackpot

Karthik Keramalu | News18.com @KarthikKeramalu

First published: July 22, 2016, 9:22 AM IST | Updated: July 22, 2016
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Kabali Review: Pa Ranjith's Directorial Venture is Rajinikanth's Jackpot
Rajinikanth in a still from 'Kabali'.

The wait is finally over! The day which ardent fans of Rajinikanth have been awaiting has arrived as the highly anticipated film Kabali hits the theatres. While many will brave the scorching heat to buy tickets for the film, others feel this is an occasion that calls for a day off from work. The fact that several offices in Chennai have declared July 22 as the official off for the fans, it is clear that the frenzy has gripped the state and many other parts of Southern India.

Rajinikanth's Kabali is an action-thriller which has been written and directed by Pa Ranjith. The film features Rajinikanth as an aged gangster who takes on his enemies to protect his family and business. Produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu, the film also features Radhika Apte, Kishore, Winston Chao, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan and John Vijay.

Will ‘Kabali’ smash the Box Office records of his previous films? Will Kabali turn out to be a film which will bring Rajinikanth – the actor to the fore? Will the icon impress fans with yet another incredible performance?

Karthik Keramalu of News18 Movies is inside the theatre to live tweet the experience.

9:20 AM The wait is over! @superstarrajini's #Kabali releases today; fans are ecstatic about it. Tweet review in a bit.

9.23 AM The one name that everybody's chanting in the theatre even before ##Kabali begins is Rajini. Rajini. Rajini. @superstarrajini

9:24 AM Written and directed by #PaRanjith, #Kabali features @Rajinikanth as an aged gangster.

9.25 AM .@superstarrajini's #Kabali begins with a narration. Woohoo!

9:47 AM Fans can’t stop whistling and rooting for @superstarrajini each time he makes his grand entry. #Thalaivar we love you! #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

9:49 AM The first action sequence of #Kabali is a killer! It has to be seen to be believed. @superstarrajini #KabaliFDFS

9:50 AM The way @superstarrajini is taking on his enemies is simply incredible. What FUN! #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

9:55 AM .@superstarrajini's #Kabali is speaking about Tamilians living in Malaysia. History lesson!! We are enjoying. :) #KabaliFDFS

10:01 AM .@superstarrajini isn't known for this kind of subtlety. #Kabali is a different film from the superstar. #KabaliFDFS

10:12 AM And the flashback begins without a bang. Whaaaaat! @superstarrajini #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

.@radhika_apte is a powerhouse of talent. What an actress! #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

10.19 AM #Nasser's cameo in #Kabali is neat. #KabaliFDFS @superstarrajini @radhika_apte

10:25 AM The young @superstarrajini in #Kabali is totally incredible. What an amazing performance! #KabaliFDFS

10:39 AM .@superstarrajini dialogue about Gandhi and Ambedkar in #Kabali has to be framed. #KabaliFDFS

10:58 AM It is interval. It is interesting to see @superstarrajini in a non-Rajini film. #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

10.59 AM The twists and turns in @superstarrajini-@radhika_apte's #Kabali are expected. #KabaliFDFS

11:00 AM However, the walk to the interval is a tad slow. #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

11:06 AM #Kabali is going to take #Dhansika to the next level. @superstarrajini @radhika_apte

11:17 AM Is #Rajinikanth starring in a #KamalHaasan film? There’s so much to see and appreciate in the superstar. #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

11:33 AM #Kishore as a bad guy is both mean and cunning. #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

11:36 AM Moments of romance between @superstarrajini and @radhika_apte are just so cute. #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

11:37 AM #AirAsia also plays a cameo in #Kabali. Expected, na? #KabaliFDFS

11:40 AM The climactic action episode begins with a thunder. #Kabali #KabaliFDFS @superstarrajini

11:56 AM Has #Ranjith been inspired by #Baahubali? You have to watch the film to understand why! #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

12:02 PM #Ranjith ought to be lauded for his ability to remove the 'star' status from @superstarrajini and show him as a terrific actor. #Kabali

12:03 PM #SanthoshNarayanan's music is the real star. His BGM is what works the most for #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

12:04 PM The research that #Ranjith has done is clearly evident from his writing. @superstarrajini #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

12:10 PM Go. Watch @superstarrajini’s #Kabali. This is certainly one of the best films of #Thalaivar. #KabaliFDFS

12:11 PM .@superstarrajini's decision to work with #Ranjith has to be appreciated. The megastar hasn't done anything like this before. #Kabali

12:13 PM If you're looking for mass moments, there are only a few of them. #Kabali #KabaliFDFS

12:15 PM But if you're looking for a NEW film from @superstarrajini, don't miss this. #KabaliFDFS #Kabali

12:16 PM .@beemji #Kabali ' is @superstarrajini's jackpot. #KabaliFDFS

12:25 PM Thanks for staying with us throughout the tweet review of #Kabali. Watch this space for more movies updates.