Monday, 20 August, 2018

Rajinikanth's Kaala a no show in Karnataka as protesters stop screening

Rajinikanth's'Kaala to open big in Tamil Nadu on Thursday despite hiccups A still from Rajinikanth-starrer"Kaala
Diane Mills | 08 June, 2018, 13:01

Tweets also suggest that the film was uploaded at 5.28 am in the morning with many fans asking producers to take strict action against Tamilrockers. There is injustice happening to us.

Meanwhile, theatres in Karnataka are avoiding screening "Kaala", amid protests. Two or three malls were planning to screen it. "How can we stop the release?" the bench said. But the state did stick to the letter of the law.

Single-screen theatres and multiplexes across Karnataka on Thursday avoided screening the multi-lingual "Kaala" film of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth amid vociferous protests by pro-Kannada activists against his remarks on the Cauvery river water issue.

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Regretting that thousands of fans in the state, especially in cosmopolitan Bengaluru were being denied their legitimate right to watch a Rajinikanth movie, Sambargi said a bad precedence was being set despite the court's directive to allow its screening under police protection, as the exhibitors fear reprisal from the fringe elements and irrational protestors. We are waiting for it from morning. He is a Rajini fan. 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. Directed by Pa Ranjith, "Kaala" will see Rajinikanth playing a gangster once again on screen.

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty who has worked repeatedly with Rajini on Ra.One, Robot etc, agrees that Rajini's politics could be a negative force in his career.

The tepid response has led to growing doubts about Rajinikanth's prospects in Tamil Nadu politics, given that Kaala is his first film after he jumped into the political arena. 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.

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