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Thursday, June 7, 2018 • Telugu Comments
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8:50 am : The film just started. Run time is 166 minutes. Watch this space for LIVE updates
8:55 am : Marxist view of land ownership dynamics is narrated during the titles. Sampath Raj enters the screen as a landed interest
9:01 am : Rajinikanth's intro happens after a protest gone wrong. Kaala is seen playing cricket with children
9:03 am : Rajinikanth delivers his first punch dialogue about what the oppressed can do if law is used against them. This is when the Censor Board gives a mute. Setting ah, CBFC?
9:11 am : 'Naa maava nalla sirutha puli, raa,' Eeswari Rao says about Rajinikanth. Anjali Patil seen as a gutsy girl. Samuthirakani set to have repartees with everyone around.
9:22 am : Huma Qureshi is Zareena, an Indian expatriate who comes to Dharavi to better their lives. The proceedings are leisurely. Rajinikanth is not the film's only focus till now
9:32 am : It's time for nostalgia. Clearly, the director has to convince the audience that the Rajini-Huma love story is not forced. Otherwise, it will be a major complaint.
9:48 am : Revolt is not about reading revolutionary literature. It's about understanding the roots. Kaala strikes back in a part-comic, part-emotional scene
10:09 am : Kaala just outdid the goons with an umbrella, predominantly. Nana Patekar's character to gain prominence from now.
10:14 am : The interval ends on a mass note. 'Nikal', Kaala says and his supporters break into a rap
10:35 am : The second half starts off on an underwhelming note. Family conversations are always almost loud. Familiar tropes like children growing up to have values different to that of parents abound.
10:48 am : Will Kaala Seth survive the onslaught of the villain? The film now badly needs to perk up its style quotient
11:01 am : The film is laced with agenda-driven symbolism. Some shots could lead to opinion pieces written in Editorial pages for and against the innate meanings conveyed.
11:12 am : Rajinikanth submits to director Ranjith's vision, saying even dialogues that go against the grain. The second half is largely bland thus far with rare moments of heroism.
11:24 am : Police atrocities, engineered communal riots, protests - these are narrated as an old-style story
11:38 am : Ravana has won. PS.Ranjith makes the climax intriguing, not forgetting to lace it with convenient symbolism. The end

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