Kaala Released In Bengaluru Despite Protests - Rajinikanth’s Star Power!

08 June, 2018, 09:34 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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Young and talented director Karthik Subbaraj's film with Superstar Rajinikanth seems to have took off splendidly today. On Wednesday, the actor-turned-politician had appealed to his fans to allow the film, directed by Pa Ranjith, to be released in Karnataka.


Also, in the wake of the protest, the screening of the movie has been stalled in Orion mall in Malleswaram, Garuda and Lido malls in Bengaluru central district. There was security in all the malls where the screening had been planned with about 50 police personnel both outside the mall and inside near the screening halls. From flocking the theatre screens all across the country for the first show on the first date, the frenzy among the fans has proved to be a huge advantage for the filmmakers. Kaala's day. Rajini's "Kaala" has hit the screens and has been receiving an overwhelming reception from fans. "I would imagine, (given) the socio-political stand Rajini Sir has taken in the past one year, people might have started looking at him differently from the demi-god that he used to be", said Pookutty. Armed with the recent High Court order directing the government "to take adequate steps to ensure a peaceful atmosphere for the screening of the film", Karnataka's film distributors have made a decision to go ahead with the release. Even the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is reportedly disappointed with Thalaivar over his comments on Cauvery water issue. "Also, a section of Rajinikanth's audience is not happy with his entry into politics", said Mohan. Several pro-Kannada groups have also warned theatres not to screen the film if they want to avoid any untoward incident.

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