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Kaabil
Kaabil Movie Poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Sanjay Gupta
Produced by Rakesh Roshan
Written by Sanjay Masoom
Screenplay by Vijay Kumar Mishra
Story by Vijay Kumar Mishra
Starring Hrithik Roshan
Yami Gautam
Ronit Roy
Rohit Roy
Music by Original songs :
Rajesh Roshan
Background Score :
Salim-Sulaiman
Cinematography Sudeep Chatterjee
Ayananka Bose
Edited by Akiv Ali
Production
company
Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd
Distributed by Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd
B4U Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 25 January 2017 (2017-01-25)[1]
Running time
139 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 500 million[2][3]
Box office 1.76 billion[4][5][6]

Kaabil (English: Capable) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film[7][8] directed by Sanjay Gupta, written by Vijay Kumar Mishra, produced by Rakesh Roshan under his banner FilmKraft Productions.[9] It features a love affair between two blind people, played by Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam.[10][11] Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan. Principal photography of the film began on 30 March 2016.[12] The film was released on 25 January 2017. Kaabil was released in Tamil and Telugu under the title Balam (Strength)[13][14] Roshan received the Nomination of Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance at the 63rd Filmfare Awards.

Plot

Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) is a kind, happy young man who has been blind since birth and works as a voice-over artist for a living. Through friends, he meets Supriya Sharma (Yami Gautam), a working woman who is also blind, but proudly independent. The two start liking each other and get married.

One night, on their way back home after dining out, they are interrupted by Amit Shellar (Rohit Roy), a local goon and younger brother of Madhavrao Shellar (Ronit Roy), a well-known politician. He and his friend Wasim, drunkenly misbehave with the couple, enraging Rohan, and they have a heated exchange.

The next morning while Rohan is at work, Amit and Wasim sneak into the house and gang rape Supriya. A horrified Rohan immediately calls the police; Officer Chaubey advises him to get his wife medically examined in 24 hours to prove the assault. While Rohan and Supriya are on their way to the clinic, they are kidnapped by Shellar's men and held captive for 36 hours. After being set free, Rohan and Supriya are criticised by police for the delay in getting Supriya clinically examined, and both are accused of being liars. Heartbroken, they return home. Supriya attempts to live normally but Rohan becomes silent and introspective, which hurts her.

One morning, Rohan returns early from work to apologise to Supriya for not being as supportive as he should have, only to find her corpse, hanging from the ceiling fan. Madhavrao visits Rohan and reveals that his brother Amit raped Supriya not once but twice. Rohan finds Supriya's braille note, which ascertains that Amit had raped her a second time; this second assault led to her suicide. Shattered, Rohan changes. He implies to Officer Chaubey that he will avenge his wife's death, challenging that Chaubey will know who did it but will be able to do nothing about it, just like he did nothing about Supriya's rape.

Rohan uses his voice modulating skills to lure the culprits to places that Rohan knows well. First, he tricks Wasim and hangs him, leaving Amit's handkerchief behind to frame Amit. He then lures Amit to the warehouse where he and Supriya were held captive for 36 hours. He finds Amit by scent, tying him down to be burned alive in an explosion.

Officer Chaubey suspects Rohan for Amit and Wasim's murders after remembering his challenge, and puts him under house arrest. It is revealed that Chaubey knew Amit raped Supriya but did nothing after Madhavrao bribed him. Rohan gets past police with the help of his friend, and calls Madhavrao to a building under construction that was to be Rohan and Supriya's new home. There, Rohan kills him and makes it look like a suicide. Rohan later relates the story to Chaubey: he made it look as if Amit killed Wasim, then Madhavrao committed suicide due to the pain of Amit's death. With no evidence against Rohan, a blind man, Chaubey stands helpless. Rohan, his revenge complete, scatters Supriya's ashes at sea.

Cast

Production

Development

Sanjay Gupta announced the film officially in January 2016 with Hrithik Roshan portraying the lead role, Rakesh Roshan producing the project and Rajesh Roshan composing the film score. Yami Gautam was confirmed to play the lead heroine while brothers Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy have played negative role in the film.[17][18][19]

The film is produced by Rakesh Roshan under his production house under FilmKraft Productions Pvt. Ltd. Rajesh Roshan will compose the music and Salim–Sulaiman giving background music to the film and Resul Pookutty for the film's sound design. The film's cinematography was performed by Sudeep Chatterjee and Ayananka Bose.

Filming

The principal photography commenced in Mumbai in March 2016. The entire shooting is scheduled to be completed by July 2016. The movie is slated to release on 25 January 2017.[20] Filming for the first schedule wrapped on 19 June 2016.[21] Film shooting was completed in 77 days.[22]

Release

The film was released on 25 January 2017 worldwide along with Rahul Dholakia's Raees starring Shah Rukh Khan. Kaabil opened in 2700 screens whereas Raees opened in 3500 screens.[23] On 2 February 2017, Kaabil was released across Pakistan, becoming the first Indian film to be screened in Pakistan, post lifting of ban on Indian films after the 2016 Uri terror attack and its aftermath.[24]

Following the good performance of the film at the box-office, Kaabil was released on around 200 more screens in India, on 2 February 2017.[25]

Box office

Kaabil grossed approximately 176.07 crore[4][5][6]

Critical reception

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the movie 4 out of 5 stars and wrote, "On the whole, KAABIL is gripping, gut-wrenching and is likely to stay with you for a long time.".[26]

The Indian Express gave the movie 1.5 out of 5 and said, "Hrithik does all the heavy lifting and remains the only bright spot in this dispirited mess of a movie. He still has the moves. What he needs is a plot."[27]

Meena Iyer of Times of India gave the film a rating of 4/5 stars, noting that the movie seemed to be inspired by the 1989 movie Blind Fury and the 2014 Korean movie Broken.[28] Iyer praised Roshan's performance as his "all-time best", and felt that the character Rohan was "vulnerable as a lover and menacing as a killing-machine".

Sarita A. Tanwar of "Daily News and Analysis" gave the rating of 4/5 stars stating " Kaabil is old-school, emotional and forceful. And an absolute must for all Hrithik Roshan fans. And if you aren't his fan, you might feel differently after this film".[29]

Writing for The Hindu, Namrata Joshi gave the film 2 out of 5 and called it a "predictable revenge and retribution saga that offers nothing new other than the visually impaired protagonists."[30][31]

Rachit Gupta from "Filmfare" wrote "Hrithik carries this film on his capable shoulders. His perfectly nuanced performance is the reason you’ll enjoy the thrills of Kaabil.” and gave the movie 3 stars out of 5.[32]

Bollywood Bubble gave the movie a rating of 4 out of 5 and said, "‘Kaabil’ will present you a far bitter truth. It’ll draw a very uncomfortable, shrewd reality wherein the ones in greater need of support are the ones often thrown on the edge, laughed at. It’ll show you a world in desperate need of more compassion, more kindness." ."[33]

Joginder Tuteja of Movie Talkies gave the rating of 4/5 stars and said, "Rakesh Roshan has ensured that Kaabil turns out to be a commercial film for the audiences that has all the right ingredients in place and that too in the right proportions. It must have been quite a challenge to have three creative brains (Sanjay, Hrithik and himself) to blend seamlessly and deliver a product which is in just the right synch. That happens with Kaabil and that is the right reason why the final outcome keeps you glued on the screen right till the end." [34]

Business Standard criticized the movie's plot and direction: "I’m not sure what’s more infuriating about this film – whether it’s regressive or stupid. Or whether it’s regressive and stupid and joyless and monotonous and silly and pointless. In fact, let’s call Kaabil for what it is: a B-movie with well-known actors. Worse, it’s exacerbated by shoddy CG, fake earnestness and a needless item number."[35][36]

Udita Jhunjhunwala from "First Post" gave the rating of 3/5 and wrote, "If you are able to look past many of these niggles it’s thank to Hrithik Roshan’s committed performance which keeps you rooting for his Rohan all the way." [37]

Sukanya Varma from Rediff.com gave the film 2.5 on 5, and felt that "Kaabil serves nothing beyond an unabashed platform to vaunt a seething Hrithik, sentimental Hrithik, snarky Hrithik, sly Hrithik or spry Hrithik...".[38] Saibal Chaterjee from NDTV gave the movie 2.5 out of 5, calling the film "...paisa vasool[clarification needed] fare, if not more."[39]

Mike McCahill from The Guardian gave the film 2 out of 5, and remarked that "Sanjay Gupta’s tale of a blind dubbing artist avenging the ghost of his wife is the sort of nonsense the Indian film industry stopped churning out 20 years ago."[40]

Soundtrack

Kaabil
Soundtrack album by Rajesh Roshan
Released 21 December 2016
Recorded 2016
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:37
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
Director Sanjay Gupta
Producer Rakesh Roshan
Rajesh Roshan chronology
Krrish 3
(2013)Krrish 32013
Kaabil
(2017)

Complete soundtrack album was released on 21 December 2016 by T-Series.[41][42]

All music composed by Rajesh Roshan.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Kaabil Hoon"Nasir FaraazJubin Nautiyal, Palak Muchhal5:14
2."Haseeno Ka Deewana"Kumaar, AnjaanRaftaar, Payal Dev3:49
3."Kuch Din"Manoj MuntashirJubin Nautiyal4:48
4."Mon Amour"Manoj MuntashirVishal Dadlani4:59
5."Kaabil Hoon" (Sad Version)Nasir FaraazJubin Nautiyal1:37
6."Kisi Se Pyar Ho Jaye"Kumaar, Anand BakshiJubin Nautiyal4:10
Total length:24:37

Game

An official game based on this film has been released by Must Play Games, for Android mobile phone users.[43]

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