The Thalaivar of the industry Rajinikanth is gearing up for the release of the highly-anticipated gangster drama Kaala, which is set to hit the screens on Thursday. The film has created humongous buzz and is expected to take a monstrous opening at the box office. While we are sure that Kaala will shatter many records at the ticket windows, we have to say that it is an important film for Rajinikanth in the current scenario. Here’s why we think so…
Talking about Rajinikanth’s last venture Kabali, it was a successful affair at the box office and recovered its investment. But it was not such a hit that could justify Rajinikanth’s superstardom. Also, since Kaala talks about a relevant social issue, if it performs well, it will definitely give a great boost to Rajinikanth in his political career. Though the success or debacle of Kaala will not affect Rajinikanth, as the actor has always been audience’s favourite and has two mega projects in his kitty. (Also Read: Rejoice Rajinikanth fans! Karnataka HC has overruled Kaala’s ban in the state)
Kaala is directed by Pa. Ranjith and is produced by Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush K Raja under the banner of Wunderbar Films along with Lyca Productions. It also features Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Sampath, Sayaji Shinde and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles. The music of the film is composed by Santhosh Narayanan. Kaala marks the second collaboration between director Pa. Ranjith and actor Rajinikanth after Kabali. Apart from Tamil, the film will be simultaneously released in Telugu and Hindi dubbed versions on June 7.
Post that, the actor will be seen in director Shankar’s 2.0. The film marks the Tamil debut of Akshay Kumar and also features Amy Jackson in a pivotal role. Made on a budget of more than Rs 400 crore, the science fiction venture is one of the costliest Indian films.