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Kaala: Dhanush unveils more posters of Rajinikanth film Kaala Karikaalan

The two posters add character to Kaala Karikaalan, Rajinikanth’s next film. One shows him in a rather aggressive mood while the other reminds us of 1995 hit Baasha.

regional movies Updated: May 26, 2017 13:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Kaala,Dhanush,Rajinikanth film Kaala Karikaalan
Kaala Karikaalan in set in a Mumbai slum.

Dhanush on Thursday evening revealed two more posters from Rajinikanth starrer Kaala Karikaalan, which will be produced by his production company Wunderbar Films. Earlier in the day he had revealed the film’s name and its first look.

The posters give us the feel that the world of Kabali is set to return. However, one of them also takes us back to Rajinikanth of Baasha days. One poster has a fierce-looking Rajinikanth glaring at the camera. Appearing in a salt and pepper look, Rajinikanth seems to have embraced his “senior” look with gay abandon. Wounded and angry, the picture reflects the angst of a gangster on the verge of revenge.

Does this remind you of Rajinikanth’s cult classic Baasha?

The second picture is actually far more interesting -- a lungi and shirt clad Rajinikanth is seated on the bonnet of a jeep with a mocking smile on his face. Behind him, is a 360 panoramic view of a slum. From the nameplate of the jeep we know it is Mumbai.

Kaala Karikaalan is tipped to be another gangster saga. The film will start rolling from May 28. Originally planned to be shot in Mumbai, the makers have decided to shoot predominant portion in Chennai and shoot some general scenes in Mumbai.

It is also believed that the team has been recreating the popular Dharavi slum in Chennai on a budget of nearly Rs 5 crore. “The set work has already begun and it should be completed in the next two weeks. The principal shooting will commence in Chennai from the last week of May. The makers are targeting next year April for release,” a source said told HT.

Huma Qureshi is rumoured to be playing Rajinikanth’s pair in the film. Although the makers have remained tight-lipped about the news, Huma recently said it would be an honour to work with the 67-year-old star, without confirming if she has been signed on for the project. She didn’t even deny the news.

It is believed the film will revolve around south Indians, especially Tamilians in Mumbai and their fight for equality. Kaala is a colloquial word used to insult south Indians, especially used to target their race. The film will have music by Santhosh Narayanan and National award-winning editor Sreekar Prasad is part of the project.

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First Published: May 26, 2017 13:22 IST