Superstar Rajinikanth is surely going to have a busy 2018 with quite a few things lined up for him. Rajinikanth will have two big releases – director Pa Ranjith’s ‘Kaala’ and Shankar’s 2.0. While Shankar’s 2.0 is confirmed to be releasing in March 2018, makers of Kaala are yet to confirm the release date. And today, the superstar of Indian cinema celebrates his birthday which will be a special day for the fan of the ‘Thalaivar’. And to make the birthday more exciting for the fans of the superstar, makes of Kaala have released a second look from the film in which Rajinikanth is style and elegance personified. Epitomizing the title crowned to him, Superstar, Rajinikanth seems to be all set to give his fans a treat with his look, style and appearance in Kaala.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) December 11, 2017
Well, this surely is going to be a special day for the fans of superstar Rajinikanth. Also, fans of the actor are anticipating that Rajinikanth will make some announcement about his political aspirations for which many have been eagerly waiting. Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan had announced that they will make an entry in politics but nothing concrete has shaped up so far.
Kaala is being directed by Pa Ranjith who had directed the superstar earlier in Kabali last year, which received mixed response from audiences and critics, however, stands as the highest grosser of 2016 in Tamil film industry. Kaala is being produced by Rajinikanth’s son-in-law, actor Dhanush under his home banner Wunderbar Films. Besides Rajinikanth, Kaala also stars few top Bollywood actors like Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil and Pankaj Tripathi. Kaala is said to be the story of an old don and is set in the slums of Mumbai’s Dhaaravi. Eswari Devi will be seen playing the role of Rajinikanth’s wife in Kaala while actor and filmmaker Samuthirakani will be seen playing an important role.
KAALAA STARTS……. pic.twitter.com/SybfWTnp5I
— P.samuthirakani (@thondankani) May 28, 2017
Speaking about acting alongside Rajinikanth, Samuthirakani, who is sharing the screen space with the superstar for the first time, had recently said, “When I finished the first shot with Rajini sir, I felt so proud of myself. It felt like a lifetime achievement. I have waited really long to share screen space with him.” Samuthirakani has been acting in and making films for nearly two decades during which he has worked with names such as Dhanush, Mohanlal and Vishal. However, he hasn’t worked with superstar Rajinikanth so far and this will be his first collaboration with Rajinikanth.
Set in the backdrop of Mumbai, the film will be based on gangster wars and will have Rajinikanth play one of the highly powerful and influential don. Rajinikanth’s look in the film looks vibrant and has created a furore on the social media. With so much happening with Kaala, this definitely would be the most anticipated film in Tamil cinema.
The music of Kaala will be composed by Santosh Narayanan who earlier composed for Kabali as well. The expectations on the music album of Kaala will be very high given the kind of songs he rendered for Kabali, specially after Neruppu Da‘s humongous success.
Kaala will be released worldwide by the biggest production house Lyca Productions who recently confirmed this development. Lyca Productions is already producing the Rajinikanth’s other film, 2.0, directed by Shankar which will have numerous CG shots and is being made on a huge budget.
Latest reports reveal that Kaala will be released on Independence Day, August 2018 while Shankar’s 2.0, which is a sequel to 2010 release ‘Enthiran’, will hit the big screens in April 2018 during the Tamil New Year. However, the makers of these two films are yet to confirm the release dates however, sources close to the production houses reveal that these are the dates that might see the films releasing.
70 per cent of the film has been completed and the pace at which it is being shot could make it the fastest shot film in director Pa. Ranjith’s career, a source has said. “The team is shooting at amazing pace, making it probably the fastest shot film in Ranjith’s career. Nearly 70 per cent of the film has already been completed. The makers are really impressed with the way the film has shaped up,” a source from the unit had said recently.