Recently, noted producer Durairaj had said that the makers of Kaala were willing to postpone the film in light of the TFPC strike and would release it only when things return to normal.
“Even Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala team has told us that they will release their film whenever we tell them to. It is known that Kaala will do well no matter when it releases. We shall have to plan out releases right after this strike. The start could be hard to plan but once things get going, it is sure to be beneficial for all,” he had added.
Not surprisingly, this led to speculation that Kaala would not hit screens on April 27, 2018. However, now, the makers of this Rajinikanth starrer have clarified that the release date has not been pushed and they have not spoken to anyone about the matter.
“@LycaProductions has not conveyed anything to anyone regarding #Kaala release date. We are not responsible for any statements arising on release date speculations,” read a tweet sent out by Lyca.
In case you did not know, Kaala is touted to be a crime-drama and has been directed by Pa Ranjith. In it, Rajini will be seen in a stylish new avatar as he plays a gangster. The film’s teaser was released on Holi and it created a buzz amongst fans. It suggests that Kaala will have a political theme and may touch upon the rise of the oppressed.
Besides Rajinikanth, Kaala also features Huma Qureshi in the lead. A while ago, the Badlapur girl had said that Rajinikanth is the humblest star ever.
On a related note, this is a busy time for ‘Thalaiva’. Besides Kaala, he also has 2.0 in his kitty. It is a sci-fi thriller and has been directed by maverick filmmaker S Shankar.