Movie Reviews : Dishoom and Kabili


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Dishoom written and directed by Rohit Dhawan is sleek and high on style, low impact movie. It’s an entertaining film with a few funny moments. There are too many cameos which only give the movie flashes of pace and fun.
Dishoom starts with the kidnapping of Viraj Sharma, India’s top cricketer in the Middle East. The chase starts with two cops, one from India and the other from Dubai, (John Abraham & Varun Dhawan) who team up for a 36-hour manhunt just before an India-Pakistan final. There is Jacqueline Fernandes and Nargis Fakhri to add oomph to the proceedings. Akshaye Khanna is back on the screen after a long time as a baddie, and Akshay Kumar in an interesting cameo. Dishoom is flashy and easy on the eyes with exclusive location and sets. Dishoom is like crispy burger to be relished and savored but nutrionally means zilch!
Average Rating 2.5 / 5
USP: Bromance between John & Varun, an outrageous cameo by Akshay Kumar

Kabaliswaran aka Kabali – superstar of stars – Rajnikant. His larger than life screen persona raises hype to the point of hysteria. Stories of frenzied fans going crazy to watch their superstar on the big screen is all news. It does raise a lot of expectations about the film but fails to deliver completely on the pace and experience.
Kabali is age-old story of gangsters and gang wars. Kabali is the messiah of Tamil labourers. He fights for their rights and wages from local ganglords. Life takes a twist and separates him from his pregnant wife (Radhika Apte). He spends the next 25 years in jail and returns to take revenge.
He plays his age with his usual style and trademark gestures. Radhika Apte does justice to the role to a great extent but difficult to relate to her as Rajnikanth’s wife. It’s a slow paced movie with patchy narrations.
Watching Kabali is like the experience of eagerly waiting for an exotic dish to appear, feeling pleased by the look of it and left disappointed by the taste of it!

Average Rating : 2 / 5
USP: Rajnikant for all the Rajni fans and the way he says Magizchi (cheers in English)

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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