Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Karnataka theatres avoid screening ‘Kaala’ amid protests

Karnataka theatres avoid screening ‘Kaala’ amid protests

The actor tweeted, "Have always been a huge Rajni fan, can't wait to watch Kaala". "We will not allow Tamil films to run".

"Kabali" and 'Kaala' had surprised audiences big time, not because of the content but because Rajinikanth gave chance to the same director back-to-back for two films despite the fact that the first movie, "Kabali" couldn't reach up to the expectations.

Well, all the fans of the Superstar and the genuine movie lovers have been shocked by the reports. Kaala's release seemingly more impacted by politics than even Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat, that was released after the Supreme Court's directions. Leading Kannada activists such as Vatal Nagaraj, Sa Ra Govindu and Praveen Shetty were after they led multiple protests, opposing the release of the film. "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.

Earlier in the day, over 100 theatres and multiplexes across Karnataka deferred screening the film amid vociferous protests against the film over Rajinikanth's pro-Tamil Nadu stance on the Cauvery river water sharing issue.

Most theatres in Bengaluru also chose to heed to the call made by pro-Kannada organisations and Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, asking distributors and theatre owners not to release the movie.

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Trade analyst Atul Mohan says that the buzz for this one is low despite having known faces from Hindi cinema like Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi and Pankaj Tripathi.

Rajinikanth's film releases are nothing short of a celebration. Kabali is said to have earned more than 10 crores in Karnataka alone.

On realising that it was not possible to shoot in Mumbai's Dharavi, the makers recreated Asia's second largest slum in Chennai.

A Rajinikanth movie is destined to be a super-hit.

"Kaala has been unnecessarily embroiled in the Cauvery controversy". Ever since the release of the trailer, thalaivar's dialogue "Kya re, setting ah?" has gone viral.

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