Director: Pa. Ranjith
Cast: Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte, Winston Chao
Kabali outdid the hysteria that invariably kicks in for every Rajinikanth film, with publicity campaigns running across the Earth and sky (read Air Asia), and shows scheduled at 3 am. While diehard fans will overlook the many cliches that the film is ridden with, for the love of the Thalaivar, others are a tad disappointed with young and promising Ranjith’s direction. The story is a gangwar between Kabali (Rajinikanth) and Tony Lee (Chao), who metaphorically represents the clash between Malaysian-Tamils and native Malays. It’s a delight to finally see superstar Rajinikath acting his age (65). Apte does justice to her short role as his wife— Team Indulge
Star Trey: Beyond
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana
When the USS Enterprise is hit with a surprise attack, they crash land in a mysterious land. Unsure of their surroundings, they must battle a vicious enemy, the most dangerous to date. While the plot does have its fair share of problems and loopholes, it sure is an engaging watch.
— Team Indulge
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Vishesh Bansal, Jimmy Shergill
Since Hindi film Madaari showed the nerve to release alongside Kabali last week, our expectations were high. Also, because it features Khan in the lead role as Nirmal Kumar, whose son goes missing. The ‘ideal voter’ runs pillar to post to seek help, and even reaches out to the home minister. When everyone turns a blind eye to his misery, he kidnaps the minister’s son to take revenge. The film, like all other corruption dramas, has its heart in right place, but the execution is patchy and lets down
the superior talent of Khan.
— Team Indulge