While the presence of Rajinikanth is, of course, enough by itself to draw hundreds to theatres, there are other reasons that should make "Kabali" a must-watch when it is released on July 22. The film, which stars Radhika Apte, is believed to have been made with a budget of Rs. 100 crore. The Tamil movie, written and directed by Pa Ranjith, has been bankrolled by leading producer Kalaippuli S Thanu.
"Kabali" has already got surrounded with a huge buzz and is undoubtedly the biggest movie of South India in 2016.
Here are the top six reasons that make "Kabali" worth the wait.
Rajinikanth: The Rajini factor alone is enough for his fans to watch his films. People love his stylish looks and mannerisms, which are some of the attractions in his movies. The actor's avatar in "Kabali" too has impressed the audience.
Music: Santhosh Narayanan's music is one of the attractions of "Kabali." The "Neruppa Da" track has already taken the music world by storm. The youth has especially fallen in love with the songs and people are curious to see the complete tracks with visuals on silver screen.
Punchy dialogues: The teaser and other promotional materials have showed that the movie will include all the elements that the audience loves to see in Rajinikanth's films. Also, no Rajini film is complete without punchy dialogues, and people can expect that in "Kabali" too.
Pa Ranjith: The director may be just two films old, but people are well aware of the quality of his work and what he can deliver. His earlier flicks had strong content and "Kabali" too appears to have a good subject. This will remain the biggest factor if the movie has to rake in the moolah at the box office.
Radhika Apte: The Tamil audience is not familiar with Radhika Apte's works, and her pairing up with Rajini is a surprise package. In the last decade, heroines in the superstar's films have often been restricted to adding to the glamour quotient, and did not have much scope for acting performance. In "Kabali," Radhika has got a deglamorised role and appears to be a powerful character.
Santhosh Narayanan: The young musician has lived up to people's expectations by churning out good songs. In the recent years, his background score too has played a major role in a film's success. The teaser of "Kabali" has given a glimpse of his work.