Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Rajinikanth's Kaala Karikalan To Release In Bangalore Theatres Post 11am?

‘Only Thalaivar can do this’: Rajinikanth’s 'Kaala' becomes first Indian film to be released in Saudi Arabia in decades Karnataka: Protests hinder screening of Rajinikanth’s film ‘Kaala’
Rosie Leonard | 08 June, 2018, 13:03

He is a Rajini fan. Directed by Pa Ranjith, "Kaala" will see Rajinikanth playing a gangster once again on screen.

Many fans who bought the tickets online for the show on Wednesday were disappointed as they could not watch their favourite superstar's film.

Hundreds of activists of pro-Kannada organisations, including the KRV, gathered outside theatres and multiplexes in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Ballari and Belagavi to protest against the film's release."Cauvery water is more important than a Rajinikanth film for us". The film is facing a "ban" in the state over Rajinikanth's remarks on the controversial issue of sharing of Cauvery river water between the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Amid high drama and police cover, Rajinikanth's Kaala was screened in many parts of the state, including Bengaluru. Made on an estimated budget of Rs 140 crore, the broadcasting rights of the film have also been sold to Star TV and Amazon. Our honour and Kannada pride are at stake.

"I have not been following Kaala release or its prospects, but I would imagine, the socio-political stand Rajini Sir has taken in the past one year people might have started looking at him differently from the demi-god that he used to be", he said.

Barring the state, the film released worldwide today amid much fanfare.

Starring Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Anjali Patil and Samuthirakani in prominent roles, the film revolves around Kaala (Rajinikanth) as the savior of the people living in Dharavi and the fight against the power-hungry to ensure justice for the oppressed.

But there were fans who took a different view. Rajinikanth's film must not run. With a day to go before the film hits theatres, the film has already earned Rs. 230 crore from its theatrical and music rights.Rajinikanth and Pa. Ranjith's previous film, "Kabali", had minted Rs. 218 crore ahead of its release. Reports also said that the distributor's office in Karnataka was attacked.

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