The lives of visually impaired Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan), a talented dubbing artiste and Supriya Sharma (Yami Gautam), a gifted pianist, cross and with more than just their loss of sight being in common, they get hitched. They lead a beautiful life in a world that can be seen and felt only by them but as always, all good things have to come to an end. Their nest of happiness that they built painstakingly together gets ravaged when Supriya gets raped. Shocked beyond belief and dismayed by the happenings, a helpless Rohan crawls to the steps of law for justice. But with the ones behind this horrific crime being influential folks, justice is something Rohan couldn't afford. Leaving with him no choice, our hero takes law into his own hands and the rest of the story tells us whether he avenged his loss.
A revenge flick is nothing new to Indian cinema and delivering such a flick in an intriguing manner is Sanjay's biggest challenge. The fact that he's collaborating with Hrithik for the first time only makes it even more interesting. But given his fascination for sleek Korean thrillers, Sanjay has delivered a flick that makes audience anxious and worried when the characters on screen do the same. He however falls to the 'must-haves' of this genre and brings in a number of cliche scenes.
Hrithik, as a talented chap who doesn't let his shortcoming become his identity, carries the film on his shoulder and showcases his acting prowess with ease. It wouldn't be an overstatement to call this one of his best performances ever. Kaabil was a risky move from the Krrish star as he has to downplay and not provide what his fans look out for in all his film, a larger than life character and scenes which shows him flexing his muscles. But this is where he takes his acting to another level. Be it a vulnerable lover or an unforgiving killer, Hrithik steals the show with his scintillating performance.
Yami Gautam looks gorgeous as always and does a decent job with her performance. What's beautiful is the chemistry she shares with Hrithik. Be it the scene where they dance Salsa together or the time when they lose each other in crowd, the pair do their job perfectly. Brothers Ronit and Rohit Roy shine in their negative roles.
Dialogues are sharp and the interval block is something to watch out for. The technical side of Kaabil looks strong thanks to some amazing shots by Sudeep Chatterjee's camera works and Oscar award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty. Rajesh Roshan, a regular with Hrithik's flicks has done a decent job with the film's music. The remix versions of 'Saara Zamana' and 'Dil Kya Karen' doesn't live up to the mark. What doesn't work is the fact that the film takes its sweet time for the story to unravel and the graphics scenes look botched up.
Overall, Kaabil is yet another revenge flick showcased with commercial elements that deserves a watch only for Hrithik's extraordinary acting.