The much-awaited teaser trailer for superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali was released on Sunday morning.
Within minutes of the teaser hitting YouTube, it had garnered nearly 50,000 views. The hashtag #KabaliTeaser immediately started trending and kept inching up the Worldwide trend list.
Sporting a smart beard and in a sharp three-piece suit, the actor emerges with theneruppu da (he is fire).
When there’s Rajini, can a punch dialogue stay behind? When Kishore, presumably playing Rajini’s opponent, asks who is this Kabali, the superstar responds in style: I’m not that typical Kabali, playing villain Nambiar’s sidekick. This is the Kabali.Kabali da.
And at another place, the superstar comes up with his trademark laughter when someone asks him why he became a gangster.
The surprise element seems to be Radhika Apte. In the single shot she was seen in, she looked very demure and traditional in a saree.
There were also glimpses of what looked like the 1970s right at the end of the trailer. The superstar walks out of a restaurant, flipping his hair back — reminding us of the good old Rajinikanth days.
The release date of the movie, directed by Pa. Ranjith, is not out yet. Besides Radhika Apte, the film also stars Kishore, Kalaiarasan, Dhansikaa, Dinesh and Ritwika.