Kaabil Review: Brilliant Performances Save A Boring Plot!

Mere empathy with the already existing societal injustice is what many disabled people go through. Especially when two disabled people marry, they are taken for granted. But, can they fight against every odd and fight for revenge?

Rohan Bhatnagar, played by Hrithik Roshan, is a dubbing artist and Supriya Sharma or Su (as Rohan calls her) is a pianist of a dance company. Both of them are blind and super talented with big dreams in their eyes. Rohan’s friend Zafar insists him to meet Su and eventually love blooms. Dialogue delivery by every actor is spontaneous and well suited. Dialogues like “Mein itna Kaabil ban sakoon ki mein tumhare sare sapne pure kar sakoon” won many romantic hearts especially when it’s said by Hrithik. The atmosphere Hrithik sets up to win Yami’s ‘no marriage only independence agenda’ is beautiful. The ease with which they act makes our heart skip a beat.

A twist of event happens when Amit, played by Rohit Roy, has an eye for Su and rapes her along with his friend Wasim, played by Sahidur Rahman, in a manner where she cannot hear his voice and of course, not see him. Filing a complaint becomes a waste of their time and energy since Amit is the younger brother of a local corporator Madhavrao Shellar, played by Ronit Roy.

The typical story line of a great love story turning into a tragedy and the hero taking a revenge is what Kaabil is in a sentence. The twist in the story, according to the script writer was how a blind man makes revenge-moves smartly. The story could have been much more with such great performances, but, it was mundane.

The screenplay of the second half is slow and predictable. However, Hrithik never fails to give a power packed performance till the end. He is a soft hearted lover and an angry young killer – both of which was stellar and extraordinary. The perk of the plot is that revenge is fruitful when it’s in dark and no disability could stop a human from being super talented. As wonderful as the message is, what it lacked was an extraordinary story to support it. Talent is talent irrespective of disability and it could have been portrayed in so many other ways. Director Sanjay Gupta gives you an entertaining story, but its effectiveness is lost amidst a mundane story line.


Verdict: One time watch!

Rating: 2.5


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