Kaala Movie Review: Rajinikanth Can But Kaala Can’t

Cast: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Huma Qureshi, Eshwari Rao, Anjali patil, Aruldoss
Director: Pa Ranjith
Rating: 1.5 Stars (out of 5)

Rajinikanth gets off a motorcycle. He has been surrounded by the enemy, and a fight scene is finally upon us, where this black-clad leader of men will finally show them – and us – who is boss. His muscles flex, his cheekbones tighten, his eyebrows quiver with menace. Villains rush towards him and he’s all set to face them when, suddenly, he is surrounded by reinforcements. Valiant young men emerge around him, kicking ass instead of letting the legend do the work. A Rajini fight scene is a birthplace for goose-pimples and audience-whistles, and while we may feel cheated on missing out, this subversion of expectations is a thrilling thing. It proves that even Rajinikanth is changing.

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