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'Kabali'

The teaser of “Kabali” has gone viral. Pictured: A poster from Rajinikanth’s “Kabali.”Kalaipuli S Thanu ‏Twitter Account

The teaser of “Kabali” has created history on YouTube. The video has garnered not only a record number of views but also huge “likes.”

The teaser of “Kabali” has now become the most “liked” Tamil movie clip on YouTube. In less than 96 hours, the clip has got 3.32 lakh likes with 11,000 dislikes. It broke the previous best of Vijay’s “Theri,” which has got 3.3 lakh likes with over 57,000 dislikes and one crore hits till date.

The teaser of “Kabali” was released at 11 a.m. on Sunday, and in no time went viral. In less than 25 minutes, it fetched over 5 lakh hits, indicating that it was going to make it big on YouTube. The video crossed over 50 lakh hits in 22 hours.

The clip garnered over 80 lakh hits in about 60 hours and crossed the 1-crore mark in 71 hours. It has now reportedly become the fastest among Indian movie teasers to reach this feat, beating the record of Salman Khan’s “Sultan,” which had taken six days to achieve this milestone.

The teaser of “Kabali” has also become the highest-viewed Tamil teaser by beating Chiyaan Vikram’s “I,” which has got 1.1 crore hits with above 49,900 likes and 3,711 dislikes till date.

Here is the list of highest-viewed Tamil movie teasers. (Note: These are the numbers taken from YouTube before the article was published.)








Movie Name Likes Dislikes Hits
Vijay’s “Theri” 303,485 57,470 1,06,71,459
Ajith’s “Vedalam” 146,356 66,400 64,95,151
Ajith’s “Yennai Arindhaal” 97,453 10,088 54,97,373
Suriya’s “24” 90,123 9,605 43,40,385
Vikram’s “I” 49,974 3,711 1,13,62,630
Rajinikanth-starrer “Lingaa” 20,581 1,704 44,18,635

The teaser of “Kabali” has all the elements the fans of Rajinikanth love to see in his films. The electrifying screen presence of Rajinikanth with some powerful dialogues are the biggest attraction of the video.

“Kabali” is a gangster film, written and directed by Pa Ranjith. The movie has Radhika Apte as the female lead, while Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, Kishore, John Vijay and others form the supporting cast. The film features Praveen KL’s editing and G Murali’s cinematography.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]