Rajinikanth's Kaala Screens In Karnataka, But Only After Protests

Ruben Ruiz
June 8, 2018

They were reopened in April and American superhero movie "Black Panther" became the first movie to be screened in the kingdom in decades.

"Cauvery water is more important than a Rajinikanth film for us".

The 67-year-old Tamil superstar made a fervent appeal in Kannada to various stakeholders for the screening of the action film across the state a day before the release.

In what could be perceived as a shocking setback to the Rajinikanth legend, his latest release Kaala has opened to an underwhelming response. Kaala's day. Rajini's "Kaala" has hit the screens and has been receiving an overwhelming reception from fans. However, actor-activist Vishal Krishna who heads the Tamil Nadu Films Producers' Council (TFPC) offered a quote saying it's too early to make any predictions."The opening of Kaala may be on the lower side, because his last film with the same director (Pa. Ranjith) had not been appreciated that much", he said.

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The Karnataka High Court had on Tuesday directed the state government to provide necessary security for the peaceful release of the film. However, after 11 am it is likely that the film will begin.

Kaala has more than 230 screens in Kerala, as per reports. It looks like a 1990's film. Notably, 'Kaala' has to compete with "Jurassic World" of the Steven Spielberg franchise at the same time. While single screens did not try releasing the film, a few multiplexes started screening after 1 pm. As the film premieres worldwide, fans took to their Twitter handle to give their initial review for the film. Our honour and Kannada pride are at stake. Don't be surprised if you find Aamir Khan sitting next to you in one of the theatres.

Miffed with Rajinikanth's comments over Cauvery water, the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on May 29 decided not to allow screening of "Kaala".

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