It’s a box office clash that has been widely spoken about — but there are high chances that Kaabil and Raees will do exceedingly well as they are both eminently watchable films.
Both films are releasing on Wednesday.
This time, the level of engagingness in both the films is high. Both are love stories. Intense love stories.
In Kaabil, Hrithik Roshan loves his wife to death, whose death you will know soon enough, and HE is ready to go to any lengths to avenge the wrong done to her. The last 20 minutes of Kaabil are so heart-in-the-mouth, you would be advised to hold your bursting bladders until the last drop of blood is shed and avenged on screen.
Kaabil is by far Sanjay Gupta’s best work, more emotional and dramatic than any of the violent sagas he has narrated in the past. Hrithik gives his finest, most searing and passionate performance since Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai and Guzaarish. His intensity of emotional expression is disturbing, haunting.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, when pitched against Shah Rukh. truly defines what ‘The Clash Of The Titans’ means. He does with Shah Rukh what a Rishi Kapoor or Vinod Khanna could never do with Amitabh Bachchan.
Tit for tat.
The two actors keep us ruthlessly riveted to the screen. The movement of the plot is almost maniacal, to match the manic energy and mutinous passion of the two men at each other’s throats.
More than anything else, the two films this week prove what Hindi cinema has known all along. Nothing can replace the cult of superstardom. The mysticism, magic and magnetism that Khan and Roshan bring to the screen, have to be seen to be believed.
Don’t pick one between Raees and Kaabil. Go see both.
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