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Friday, 27 January 2017

KAABIL... it is...

.... anecdote: do not skip  #KAABIL, for anything,.... forget  B grade films like Raees...

skillful director #Sanjay Gupta must have had hard time, finding a window, to come out of his stylized stints; where he managed a handsome fool, sanjay dutt, to deliver noir toned, 'extended -frame by frame-inspired', gangster flicks. Natural ground for guns and gore, which was sort ofsafe haven for Gupta.

....gupta got this opportunity, to vent out n explore his talent, beyond sepia tones; when he met, his hard working BOSS, a non manipulative perfectionist.......#HrithikRoshan....

That's 'Kaabil' for you. A blind man's vendetta saga,  against a collegium of goons...
Like a focused yogi,  Hrithik does not,..not even once, falters in his craft... neither does he ever dominates gupta's, nerve wrecking play of camera, narration and taste for blood....
His greek god like chiseled torso, is neither required nor is involved.
Gupta to his credit, keeps you stiff and on edge, enough, that your eyes n gut feeling, dance to gupta's tune.
Gupta keeps editing tight, and doesn't spare unnecessary shots and scenes.
Blind protagonist is not a 'bechara netraheen', with disability.  This blind man is a common man, who when forced to wall, strikes back like lightening, with his divine abilities.

but this Film never claimed itself, to be divine, and so,  has it's own share of earthly flaws...
1. roy brothers put forth effort in their role play, but fall short of wits, in front of Hrithik's powerhouse performance.
2. what happens to the corrupt cop. He was a critical ally of villains and instrumental in all twists n turns of story.
Was he left to live happily ever after?
Gupta has this bizarre habit of leaving loose ends....  as if he wants us to be curious, search for the usually Korean original and satiate our trivial curiosities on our own.

But then, Kaabil was never projected to be a magnum opus. It remains lesser than being great. However,  is far better than all of it's contemporaries.

Away from glitter and flash; at source of all this. sits a kingpin,.... Rakesh Roshan in his laboratory called #FilmKraft... successfully shielding his decades of showmanship, away from limelight, under wraps.... mentoring son Hrithik Roshan, one of the finest actors in current lot; churning

for #Kaabil,  congrats to gupta - Hrithik duo; Keep the good work on.
and congrats to their... kingpin.....
Sshhh...