Rajinikanth’s Kaala release postponed? Here’s what the producers had to say
The release of Rajinikanth’s Kaala might be postponed to May to give space to release movies that are ready for release.Updated: Mar 21, 2018 17:09 IST
Tamil summer releases have got to a bad start as the industry remains in a state of complete lockdown due to film producers protesting high rates charged by digital service providers (DSPs). Reports surfaced that Rajinikanth’s Kaala has been postponed as films ready for release and delayed due to strike will be given precedence.
Sources said that the strike is expected to end in March, clearing the way for releases in April. Film producer Durairaj, secretary of Tamil Producers Film Council, told Behindwoods that the industry will schedule film releases once the strike is called off. He also revealed that Kaala producer Lyca has agreed to their request and will shift their release date to facilitate other films. The co-producer of the film, Lyca Productions, however claim this to not be true. They said on their official Twitter account, “@LycaProductions has not conveyed anything to anyone regarding #Kaala release date. We are not responsible for any statements arising on release date speculations.”
Kaala is slated to be released on April 27 and the film will clash at the box office with Hollywood’s biggest superhero film, Avengers:Infinity Wars.
Kaala stars Rajinikanth as an underworld don who fights for people living in chawls. Complete with references to class system and racial discrimination, Pa Ranjith directorial is jointly produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Studios and Lyca Productions. Before the strike was announced, the team was completing the dubbing of the film.
The film stars Nana Patekar as a politician opposite Rajinikanth. Easwari Rao plays Kaala’s wife in the film, which also stars Huma Qureshi. The teaser of the film has already increased the expectations from the film. The background score by Santhosh Narayanan has also been appreciated by fans and has gone viral.
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First Published: Mar 21, 2018 15:55 IST