Kabali Movie (2016) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


July 22, 2016
2hr 32min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Poster & Photos

Where to Watch Kabali (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video
  • Principal photography for the film commenced on 21 August 2015 in Chennai. While filming mostly occurred in Malaysia, some scenes were shot in Bangkok and Hong Kong, with shoot being completed in February 2016.
  • Rajinikanth revealed the release plans of Kabali, that the film would begin post-production activities in April and would release in June 2016. However, the film’s release was postponed to 1 July, then to 15 July, which caused confusion from the makers. Later, it was clarified that the film would release on 22 July 2016. Kabali, became the first Tamil film to be dubbed and released in Malay. Malik Streams Productions and Distribution, a Malaysian media company, will simultaneously release the film in Malay for exclusive screening in Malaysia alongside the original Tamil version.
  • Kabali is the first Indian film to be released in Le Grand Rex in Paris, France, the world’s largest movie hall which has a seating capacity of 2,000. Mohanlal bought the Kerala distribution rights of the film, under his Max Lab Cinemas, for ₹9 crores, and planned to release the film in 150 theatres in Kerala. Popular theatres in Bengaluru bought advance bookings, in which tickets were sold up to ₹500. The film was planned to screen at star hotels in Bengaluru, cashing up to ₹1,300per ticket, which did not happen as the permission for release on star hotels were rejected. There were no special previews in Chennai, which was clarified by the producer.
  • Kabali was released in Tamil worldwide, along with dubbed versions in Hindi and Telugu, on 22 July 2016. The film’s Malaysian premiere took place on 21 July 2016. However, the Tamil version of the film was screened at the premiere. The Malay version was released on 29 July 2016. The film was scheduled to be released simultaneously in Singapore and Indonesia. The film was also dubbed in Mandarin and Thai languages and was released in Hong Kong, China, and Thailand.
  • The satellite rights of Kabali and Theri (another film produced by S. Thanu), were remained unsold as of March 2017, despite the digital rights being sold to Amazon Prime Video. It was rumoured that Jaya TV, bought the film’s satellite rights in June 2016. On 27 September 2017, Sun TV announced that they have bought the rights of Theri and Kabali. The film’s world television premiere took place on 15 January 2018, coinciding with Thai Pongal, one-and-half years after its release. While Star India bought the rights for the film’s dubbed Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam versions.
  • On 19 July 2016, three days prior to the film’s worldwide release, it was reported that pirated copies of the film were leaked online in darknet.
  • At the Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards, the film was nominated at five categories winning all of them. The film received two awards out of eight nominations at the 64th Filmfare Awards South, with one for Best Supporting Actress (Dhansika).
  • The film received eight nominations at the IIFA Utsavam 2017, winning one of them. The film won five awards, at the Edison Awards, and two nominations at the 6th South Indian International Movie Awards.