Not so kaabil a film
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy, Narendra Jha
Being screened at QFX Cinemas
After Mohenjo Daro Hritik Roshan's Kaabil is not so kaabil (worthy) in luring audiences to the hall. The film is mediocre regarding its storyline, weak plot, implausible incidents and dull execution.
A dubbing artiste Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) meets talented pianist Supriya Sharma (Yami Gautam) on a blind date. Both are visually-impaired but living independent lives. Rohan falls in love with Supriya — as he says at first sight — and they get married. Tragedy befalls their perfect marriage when Amit Shellar (Rohit Roy) and Wasim (Sahidur Rahaman) rape Supriya. Their world turns topsy-turvy. But Rohan goes after them to avenge his wife’s brutal rape by the two.
This Sanjay Gupta-directed revenge-thriller is gloomy and lacks suspense as the storyline is very deducible. The first-half of the film revolves around romantic scenes and the vulnerability of characters in the situation. The romantic scenes seem more like futile attempts to please the audience to be amorous, while the vulnerabilities of the characters compel the audience to show empathy to them. The second-half fully revolves around the revenge and punishment of the bad characters.
However, the execution to defeat the villains is unconvincing. Our protagonist is blind, however, he fights with the fierce Amit and wins the fight. The audience can easily forecast the circumstances — one after another.
In the acting department Roshan has done a decent job as a blind man, however, he is unconvincing in the action scenes. His action and punches look filmi. Gautam as Supriya has performed beautifully. She looks adorable as a blind girl and affectionate lover. However, her role limits her to just the 'love interest' and leaves Rohan midway. The dancing sequence between Roshan and Gautam is something noteworthy.
Thje Roy brothers — Amit (Rohit) and Madhavrao (Ronit Roy) have done a fairly good job. They have acted as demanded by their villainous characters.
Writer Sanjay Masoom and Vijay Kumar Mishra have presented a repeated storyline following a monotonous routine. The obvious circumstances — goon Amit is the brother of an infamous builder, corrupt police, vulnerable characters and acquiring abrupt power to tackle the situation are not new. And the villain has been created for the sake of a villain. Amit is the antagonist. From the beginning, he troubles protagonist Rohan. So, the audience obviously hate him.
Shyam Kaushal's stunts are not spectacular. But, composer Rajesh Roshan and composer duo Salim and Suleiman Merchant’s compositions are good — the title song Kaabil Hoon soothes the ears, while Mon Amour and Haseeno Ka Deewana compel one to tap one's feet.