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Lyca Productions, makers of Rajinikanth’s 2.0, likely to distribute Kaala too

Directed by Pa Ranjith of the Kabali fame, Kaala is the story of an aging slum lord turned gangster, played by Rajinikanth, set in Mumbai.

regional movies Updated: Oct 27, 2017 12:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Pa Ranjith’s Kaala will see Rajinikanth play a dreaded don who operates in Mumbai.

Lyca Productions, the makers of Shankar’s 2.0, might be distributing Rajinikanth’s 2.0 as well, according to a report in The News Minute. Kaala is the story of an aging slum lord turned gangster, played by Rajinikanth, set in Mumbai.

Apparently it was Kaala’s producer Dhanush’s idea to strike a deal with Lyca as the latter is already distributing Dhanush’s other film Vada Chennai. It is believed that Dhanush felt that Kaala would get a wider release with Lyca onboard.

Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala will mark the second collaboration between Rajinikanth and him after 2016’s Kabali. Like his previous two films, Kaala too will have political overtones. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Ranjith, at a gathering in Madurai, said that the film would have political references. It may be recalled the Ranjith’s last film, Kabali, dealt with the rights of Tamils in Malaysia while his Madras spoke of the rights of Dalits in mainstream Tamil society.

Kaala is likely to release around April. A Tamil-Hindi bilingual, the film won’t be dubbed in Hindi and will see Rajinikanth mouth dialogues in Hindi and Marathi, apart from Tamil as the story is set in Mumbai. Wunderbar Films set up an elaborate Rs 5 crore set in Chennai to replicate Mumbai’s Dharavi slum.

Apart from Rajinikanth, the film will feature Nana Patekar as a politician and Newton star Pankaj Tripathi as a police officer. The film also stars Anjali Patil, Huma Qureshi and Samuthirakani.

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First Published: Oct 27, 2017 12:41 IST