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Essay: On Kaala, a film on racism against black people in India

A crowd-funded film explores Indian prejudice
A scene from Kaala.
A scene from Kaala.
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 05:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShoma A Chatterji

Rajinikanth’s Darbar to be dubbed and released in Hindi

Rajinikanth’s Darbar, being directed by AR Murugadoss, is likely to be dubbed in Hindi like his two recent films, Kaala and Kabali.
Darbar may have a Hindi release alongside Tamil.
Darbar may have a Hindi release alongside Tamil.
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 05:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarthik Kumar

Nana Patekar lands a crucial role in Jayam Ravi’s next film

Jayam Ravi’s upcoming Tamil spy thriller, a remake of Akshay Kumar starrer Baby, will also feature Nana Patekar.
Nana Patekar is the latest addition to Jayam Ravi’s new film, a remake of Akshay Kumar’s Baby.
Nana Patekar is the latest addition to Jayam Ravi’s new film, a remake of Akshay Kumar’s Baby.
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 01:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarthik Kumar

In thunder, lightning and in rain...

When the monsoon was built up as a character in our films
A typical Rajini action scene in Kaala in which he single-handedly beats up his assailants using only his umbrella.
A typical Rajini action scene in Kaala in which he single-handedly beats up his assailants using only his umbrella.
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 04:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYasser Usman

Huma Qureshi oozes oomph in tulle black gown at Cannes Film Festival 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019: Clad in tulle black gown with heavy ruffled sleeves by designer Mae Paris, Huma looks every bit elegant and poised.
Huma Qureshi oozes oomph in tulle black gown on the Cannes 2019 red carpet.(Huma Qureshi (@iamhumaq)/Instagram)
Huma Qureshi oozes oomph in tulle black gown on the Cannes 2019 red carpet.(Huma Qureshi (@iamhumaq)/Instagram)
Updated on May 19, 2019 01:31 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International

Rajinikanth, AR Murugadoss film to start rolling from April 10 in Mumbai

The Rajinikanth film, directed by AR Murugadoss, is expected to be shot primarily in Mumbai.
Rajinikanth in a still from his last film Petta.
Rajinikanth in a still from his last film Petta.
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 05:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarthik Kumar

Why was Tiger Zinda Hai selected for IFFI and not Rajinikanth’s Kaala, asks Pa Ranjith

Director Pa Ranjith has questioned why Tiger Zinda Hai, which was not even critically acclaimed, was chosen for the ongoing International Film Festival of India, but not Kaala.
Kaala director Pa Ranjith is at IFFI.
Kaala director Pa Ranjith is at IFFI.
Published on Nov 22, 2018 04:58 PM IST
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Tanushree Dutta claims Nana Patekar sexually harassed her, says everyone knew but did nothing

Actor Tanushree Dutta has claimed Nana Patekar has a history of abusing women. She has also questioned why powerful stars continue working with him, despite the entire industry being aware of his reputation.
Tanushree Dutta has alleged inappropriate behaviour on the set of 2008’s Horn OK Please.
Tanushree Dutta has alleged inappropriate behaviour on the set of 2008’s Horn OK Please.
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 11:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Akshay Kumar’s Gold becomes first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia

After Marvel’s Black Panther (first film) and Rajinikanth’s Kaala (first Indian film), Akshay Kumar’s Gold has become the first Bollywood film to secure a release in Saudi Arabia.
Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy in a still from the film Gold.
Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy in a still from the film Gold.
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 08:49 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent

Rahul Gandhi discusses politics and films with Tamil director Ranjith, actor Kalaiyarasan

Rahul Gandhi posted his picture with Tamil director Ranjith and actor Kalaiyarasan after the interaction on Tuesday.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met Tamil director Ranjith and actor Kalaiyarasan in Delhi yesterday.(Twitter Photo/Rahul Gandhi)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met Tamil director Ranjith and actor Kalaiyarasan in Delhi yesterday.(Twitter Photo/Rahul Gandhi)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 03:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

25 years of Jurassic Park: Giant reptiles that walk on the screen

In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Jurassic Park showed dinosaurs as terrifying predators. The sequels became more about saving the wild, but the franchise continues to rake it in
Laura Dern and Sam Neill come to the aid of a Triceratops in a scene from the first Jurassic Park film.(Getty Images)
Laura Dern and Sam Neill come to the aid of a Triceratops in a scene from the first Jurassic Park film.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 07:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanjukta Sharma

Rajinikanth’s Kaala off to a mediocre start at box office, earns 112.2 cr in first weekend

Rajinikanth’s latest movie, Kaala, has not been able to rake in big money at the box office.
Rajinikanth’s Kaala failed to do well at the box office.
Rajinikanth’s Kaala failed to do well at the box office.
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Rajinikanth’s Kaala is Ranjith’s fantasy film against India’s cultural apartheid | Opinion

The possibility of a different kind of world is sprinkled throughout Kaala.
Actor Rajinikanth’s fans celebrate the release of his new movie Kaala in Mumbai on June 7, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Actor Rajinikanth’s fans celebrate the release of his new movie Kaala in Mumbai on June 7, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 05:39 PM IST
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Dhrubo Jyoti, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Rajinikanth’s Kaala shrugs off initial hiccups, earns 25.6 cr in India

Despite facing stiff opposition in Karnataka and an overall low buzz about the film, Rajinikanth’s Kaala makes an impressive start.
Kaala stars Rajinikanth as a Dharavi slum lord-turned-gangster.
Kaala stars Rajinikanth as a Dharavi slum lord-turned-gangster.
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 04:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Rajnikanth’s wax figure unveiled at Jaipur museum to coincide with Kaala release

South super star Rajinikanth’s fans thronged to a wax museum at Jaipur’s Nahargarh fort, where a new figure was installed on Thursday to coincide with the release of Rajini’s latest film, Kaala.
Visitors with film star Rajnikanth’s wax figure installed at a wax museum in Nahargarh fort at Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Visitors with film star Rajnikanth’s wax figure installed at a wax museum in Nahargarh fort at Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 08, 2018 08:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Jaipur

Fans throng cinema halls to watch Kaala in Bengaluru after protesters whisked away

Fans, in large numbers, came to watch Kaala in Bengaluru by Thursday evening, emboldened by sizable police presence. After protesters were whisked away, hall owners started showing the film.
Kaala stars Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Eashwari Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in prominent roles.
Kaala stars Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Eashwari Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in prominent roles.
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 09:42 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

Rajinikanth’s political ambitions likely to dent Kaala’s box office collections

The latest Rajinikanth movie ‘Kaala’ has fared poorly in Karnataka, where it was not shown by many theatres after local political groups protested the actor’s comments in favour of Tamil Nadu in the dispute between the two states on sharing Cauvery water.
Rajnikanth fans celebrate the release of his film 'Kaala', in Chennai on Thursday(PTI Photo)
Rajnikanth fans celebrate the release of his film 'Kaala', in Chennai on Thursday(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVidhi Choudhary

As Kaala opens, Rajinikanth fans show their support, brave rains for Thalaivar

Fans came out in large number to celebrate Thalaivar as Kaala released worldwide on Thursday.
Rajinikanth in a still from Kaala.
Rajinikanth in a still from Kaala.
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 02:23 PM IST
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Chennai/Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Kaala opens to a slow start, lowest ever for a Rajinikanth movie

Rajinikanth’s latest release, Kaala, has received an underwhelming response on its opening day. While it is too early to predict, some opine that the Cauvery controversy, Ramzan, clash with Jurassic World couple with Rajinikanth’s politics could have played a part.
Kaala, directed by Pa Ranjith, documents the story of a slum lord who turns into a gangster.
Kaala, directed by Pa Ranjith, documents the story of a slum lord who turns into a gangster.
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 01:17 PM IST
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Mumbai, Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

Actor Vishal turns real-life hero, saves Rajinikanth’s Kaala from piracy

Vishal Krishna, who heads Tamil Nadu Films Producers’ Council, helped avert a major crisis after they got a man in Singapore arrested for live-streaming Kaala on Facebook.
A man at Singapore’s Cathay multiplex was caught live-streaming Kaala on Facebook.(Facebook)
A man at Singapore’s Cathay multiplex was caught live-streaming Kaala on Facebook.(Facebook)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 12:21 PM IST
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Mumbai, Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

Rajinikanth’s Kaala a no show in Karnataka as protesters stop screening

Cinema halls, where the movie was to be screened, refused to show the film, leaving cinema goers and fans of the Tamil superstar disappointed.
Movie goers and fans wait to buy tickets for Rajinikanth’s Kaala movie at Balaji theatre in Bengaluru on Thursday. Pro-Kannada groups staged protests outside the theatre, leading to the shows being cancelled.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Movie goers and fans wait to buy tickets for Rajinikanth’s Kaala movie at Balaji theatre in Bengaluru on Thursday. Pro-Kannada groups staged protests outside the theatre, leading to the shows being cancelled.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 01:05 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

Kaala movie review: Rajinikanth lends his voice to Pa Ranjith’s political viewpoint

Kaala movie review: The film works really well as one and as a Rajinikanth vehicle; it would be wise to leave the politician outside the theatres though.
Kaala movie review: Superstar Rajinikanth portrays the role of Kaala Karikaalan in Pa Ranjith directorial.
Kaala movie review: Superstar Rajinikanth portrays the role of Kaala Karikaalan in Pa Ranjith directorial.
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPriyanka Sundar, Chennai

From Singapore to Chennai, fans celebrate Rajinikanth’s Kaala release

To his fans, Rajinikanth is not just an actor; he is an emotion. No wonder that Kaala’s release saw his fans burst into celebration, dancing to the beats of drums, painting their bodies while some even did an aarti before the first show.
A Rajinikanth fan in Mumbai displays his tickets ahead of Kaala’s release in the city.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
A Rajinikanth fan in Mumbai displays his tickets ahead of Kaala’s release in the city.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Rajinikanth strengthens structure of political party, Kamal Haasan applies to EC for registration

While Rajinikanth is quietly taking steps to strengthen the structure of his fan organisation, Kamal Haasan is expected to appear before the Election Commission this month to register his Makkal Needhi Maiyam party.
File photo of actors Rajinikanth (right) and Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of constitution of the Cauvery Management Board and closure of Sterlite copper plant, in Chennai.(PTI photo)
File photo of actors Rajinikanth (right) and Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of constitution of the Cauvery Management Board and closure of Sterlite copper plant, in Chennai.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 11:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

Before Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala, here’s a look at Pa Ranjith’s other artistic films

From Attakathi and Madras to Kabali and Kaala, before the release of his latest Rajinikanth-starrer here’s a look at Pa Ranjith’s artistic films.
Pa Ranjith reunites with Rajinikanth in Kaala.
Pa Ranjith reunites with Rajinikanth in Kaala.
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPriyanka Sundar, Chennai

Kaala: Japanese fans in Chennai to micro artist’s sculpture, all await Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth’s Kaala, the much anticipated Pa Ranjith film, will hit the screens on Thursday. Here’s how fans are expressing their love for their Thalaivar.
Rajinikanth stars as a slum lord turned gangster in Kaala.
Rajinikanth stars as a slum lord turned gangster in Kaala.
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Rajinikanth appeals to Kannadigas, asks them not to ‘disturb’ Kaala release

“I have not done any mistake. Please do not disturb those who want to watch the movie. I request your cooperation,” actor Rajiniknath said in Chennai.
Actor Rajinikanth plays the lead role in Kaala.
Actor Rajinikanth plays the lead role in Kaala.
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 10:43 PM IST
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CS Kotteswaran, Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByHT Correspondent

Rajinikanth’s Kaala clears Cauvery hurdle, set to release in Karnataka on June 7

Kaala, starring Rajinikanth as slum lord-turned-gangster, has a new distributor and will now release on June 7.
Rajinikanth, as a slum lord turned gangster, plays the lead in Kaala.
Rajinikanth, as a slum lord turned gangster, plays the lead in Kaala.
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 03:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Everything to know about Rajinikanth’s Kaala ban controversy in Karnataka

Rajinikanth is facing trouble in Karnataka over the release of his upcoming film Kaala. Here’s all about the controversy surrounding the film.
Rajinikanth plays a slumlord of Dharavi, Mumbai in Kaala.
Rajinikanth plays a slumlord of Dharavi, Mumbai in Kaala.
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPriyanka Sundar, Chennai

SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth’s movie Kaala over copyright claim

A petitioner approached the top court seeking a stay claiming his copyright-protected work related to the movie were used by the producers without his permission.
Tamil actor Rajinikanth’s Kaala is due to hit theatres this Friday.(PTI File Photo)
Tamil actor Rajinikanth’s Kaala is due to hit theatres this Friday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha
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