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Kaala Karikaalan: Rajinikanth looks intense and aggressive in first posters

The title of Rajinikanth’s next film has been announced. Called Kaala Karikaalan, it will be directed by Pa Ranjith. The first look was also revealed.

regional movies Updated: May 25, 2017 19:34 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Rajinikanth’s Kaala Karikaalan will be directed by Kabali director Pa Ranjith.

Kabali pair superstar Rajinikanth and director Ranjith are reuniting for a new project which is being produced by Dhanush in his home banner Wunderbar Films. Tipped to be another gangster saga, the project has been officially titled Kaala Karikaalan, and it was announced on Thursday. Dhanush revealed the title along with the film’s first look poster via Twitter. 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 25, 2017 11:15 IST