Sreedhar Pillai's Film Reviews
The major drawback of Kaala is the length of the film — at 2 hours and 46 minutes, there is nothing new in the story. Kaala is an out-and-out Rajinikanth film and he is one of the biggest reasons to go watch it.
On the whole Kabali is one-time watch, as Rajinikanth has tried his best to rise above the insipid script.
The film succeeds due to razor sharp writing and linear screenplay aided by terrific performances by its lead actors. One of the major highlights is that actors have been aptly cast.