Kabuliwala Movie Review : A Timeless Journey Through Love and Legacy, Mithun Chakraborty Shines in a Stellar Performance

Kabuliwala Movie Review


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Reviewd By : Souvik Saha

“Kabuliwala,” set against the vibrant backdrop of 1965 Kolkata, is a heartfelt cinematic journey that successfully brings Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless tale to life. Mithun Chakraborty’s portrayal of Rahmat is a standout performance, showcasing one of the best characterizations of his career. The film explores the universal theme of love transcending time, religion, and societal boundaries through the endearing relationship between Rahmat and the enchanting Mini, played by the talented Anumegha Kahali.

Star Performances:

Mithun Chakraborty’s performance as Rahmat is remarkable, capturing the essence of Tagore’s narrative and establishing a profound connection with the audience. Anumegha Kahali shines as Mini, the wonder girl who effortlessly embodies the innocence and charm of her character. Abir Chatterjee and Sohini Sarkar deliver compelling performances as Mini’s parents, adding depth to the exploration of love in its various forms.


Director Suman Ghosh takes on the creative challenge of recreating “Kabuliwala” with passion and nostalgia. Ghosh’s vision, coupled with the legendary Mithun Chakraborty’s presence, promises a cinematic experience that pays homage to Tagore’s legacy. The film’s exploration of the enduring power of love is masterfully portrayed through Ghosh’s direction.


The film’s background score and songs, composed by Indradeep Dasgupta, contribute significantly to the emotional resonance of the narrative. The costumes, set design, and cinematography transport the audience to the bygone era of 1965 Kolkata, enhancing the overall immersive experience.


  • Mithun Chakraborty’s outstanding performance as Rahmat.
  • Anumegha Kahali’s impressive portrayal of Mini.
  • Compelling performances by Abir Chatterjee and Sohini Sarkar.
  • Suman Ghosh’s creative direction and ability to capture the essence of Tagore’s storytelling.
  • Indradeep Dasgupta’s evocative background score and music.
  • Authentic portrayal of 1965 Kolkata, with attention to detail in costumes and set design.


  • While the film successfully captures the emotional core of the narrative, pacing issues may be observed in certain scenes.
  • Some viewers may find the film’s adherence to Tagore’s original tale limiting in terms of narrative innovation.

Watch or Not:

“Kabuliwala” is a must-watch for those who appreciate heartfelt storytelling, exceptional performances, and a cinematic experience that pays homage to literary classics. Mithun Chakraborty’s portrayal, coupled with Suman Ghosh’s creative direction, makes this film a poignant journey through the corridors of Tagore’s timeless narrative.


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Written by Souvik Saha

Discover the mind behind Cine Kolkata – Souvik Saha, an innovative entrepreneur and editor. With a passion for authentic news, he's the driving force behind Cine Kolkata's captivating film, atoz entertainment, sports, and lifestyle coverage. Souvik also heads Cine Digital, a digital marketing agency, expanding his impact across the digital realm.


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