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Rebel Twitter review - 'A clueless political drama', netizens call GV Prakash's film

Rebel Twitter review - Directed by Nikesh RS, the GV Prakash Kumar-starrer was released in theatres today. And it hasn't impressed X (Twitter) users

Rebel Twitter review - 'A clueless political drama', netizens call GV Prakash's film

Last Updated: 07.10 PM, Mar 22, 2024


Rebel Twitter review - GV Prakash Kumar's political drama Rebel is finally in theatres. Directed by Nikesh RS, the film has been receiving mixed reviews from audiences, who feel that the screenplay is Rebel's undoing. This why it is being called "clueless". The film has also been receiving flak for the controversial portrayal of rivalry between two linguistic groups.  

While a section of people praised GV Prakash’s intense role in the film, hailing his performance, others have criticised the film for lacking intent. “Rebel falls under a different category of not being boring, but no clue whatsoever of the intent behind the maker,” one user commented. 

G V Prakash Kumar and Mamitha Baiju in Rebel
G V Prakash Kumar and Mamitha Baiju in Rebel

“Rebel hits the mark! Big congrats to @NikeshRs on your solid debut. @gvprakash pulls off his role with ease - top job! The first 20 minutes set a solid start, leading to a screenplay that keeps you hooked. The student tensions are well shown”, another Twitterati commented. 

Despite mixed reviews, the film’s occupancy rate remains high due to being the only Tamil theatrical release this weekend. 

Praising the film, another user gave it a thumbs up. “Hard-Hitting Revolutionary Drama.@gvprakash Bold and One Man Show.#MamithaBaiju and #Karunas Shines.Grand Making.BGM's and Songs Backbone.Good Content.Dialogues BigPlus.Emotions are Worked.Interval,Cycle Seq and Climax are Superb.Few Lags.Good Watch”. 

Here are some of the reviews by X users after watching Rebel: 

So, what is Rebel all about?

Starring Mamitha Baiju and GV Prakash Kumar in lead roles, Rebel is based on true events that took place in the 1980s. The film is about a student leader who stands up for Tamil students in Kerala. GV Prakash's character fights for the rights of the Tamil students who are discriminated against and ill-treated on college premises.


Apart from the lead cast, Rebel also has a mix of Malayalam and Tamil actors, including Venkitesh VP, Shalu Rahim, Karunas, Adhithya Baskar, Kalloori Vinoth and Subramaniya Siva. GV Prakash Kumar has also scored the music for the film. 

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