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Month long Mumbai schedule of Rajinikanth’s Kaala to be wrapped up on June 29

A replica of Dharavi slum has been built in Chennai where the makers will shoot the remaining portion of Rajinikanth’s Kaala.

regional-movies Updated: Jun 28, 2017 08:43 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rajinikanth on the sets of Kaala.
Rajinikanth on the sets of Kaala.

Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala has been on the floors for nearly a month now and the makers have shot predominant portion of the film in Mumbai. It has been learnt from reliable sources that the month-long Mumbai schedule will be wrapped up on Thursday, June 29 and the team will head to Chennai to shoot rest of the film. A replica of Dharavi slum has been built in Chennai where the makers will shoot the remaining portion of the film.

As the film has been mostly shot against the backdrop of Mumbai, the makers have decided to simultaneously shoot the film in Hindi. If not every scene, those featuring Rajinikanth and some key supporting cast will be shot in Hindi. Unlike Kabali, the film won’t be dubbed in Hindi, and Rajinikanth is expected to mouth his lines in Hindi and in Marathi in some key junctures. Also starring Nana Patekar as a politician and Pankaj Tripathi as a cop, the film also features Anjali Patil and Samuthirakani.


In the film, being produced by Dhanush, superstar plays a slum-lord-turned-gangster and he will also have lines in Hindi and Marathi. The film is tipped to be made as a Tamil-Hindi bilingual and will also be dubbed in Telugu. The project marks the reunion of director Pa. Ranjith with Rajinikanth after Kabali, and it is believed that Kaala revolves around the lives of oppressed Tamils in Mumbai and their fight for equality.

Important sequences of the film will be shot in Chennai’s schedule where the makers have erected a set of Dharavi set on a budget of over a crore. Santhosh Narayana is scoring the music, while national award-winning Sreekar Prasad will take care of editing.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 08:37 IST