Helmed by Pa Ranjith, superstar Rajinikanth starrer Kaala releases today. Kaala is Rajinikanth's second consecutive outing with Pa Ranjith after 2016's Kabali. Kaala is based in the backdrop of Mumbai's Dharavi and is a gangster flick. Fans were eagerly waiting for the flick as it features superstar Rajnikanth in a power-packed role.
Apart from Rajinikanth, film also stars Eswari Rao, Samuthirakani, Sampath Raj, Sayaji Shinde, Anjali Patil, Manikandan, Dileepan, Pankaj Tripathi, Ravi Kale, Ramesh Thilak, Arul Doss, Aravind Akash, Sakshi Agarwal, Arundhati, Suganya and Nithish in pivotal roles.
Rajinikanth's fans were seen thronging in large numbers at the cinema halls and interestingly they also offered milk to the superstar's poster at a theatre in Chennai today.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the release of Rajinikanth starrer Tamil film "Kaala" saying that it cannot put on hold the screening just a day ahead of its release. Observing that everyone was waiting for its release, a vacation bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Ashok Bhushan told petitioner K. Rajashekaran that he would be entitled to compensation if his plagiarism claim of his original story Karikalan was sustained.
Kaala movie release, Review, LIVE updates:
6:31 pm: Here are some snapshots from Kaala song Kannamma starring Rajinikanth and Huma Qureshi.
5:30 pm: The official video of Kaala song Kannamma is out now!
Official Video Song of #Kannamma from #காலா ▶️ https://t.co/7fz3PQAvNp #Chittamma from #కాలా ▶️ https://t.co/s4acZQsuP5 #Sajna from #कालाकरिकालन ▶️ https://t.co/q76dL5BW7f #Kaala 🔥 🖤 pic.twitter.com/XLOAtfu0Vv— Wunderbar Films (@wunderbarfilms) June 7, 2018
5.10 pm: Meyaadha Maan director Rathna Kumar posted on Twitter: "Need a smart watch to make a count on number of Goosebumps. Hats off to @beemji sir. You are revolutionizing this Mass medium. Theater Erupts for the BGM . Terrific work @Music_Santhosh sir.That one Police station Scene is enough for Thalaivar @rajinikanth."
4:49 pm: Rajinikanth's Kaala becomes the second biggest opener (Tamil) in USA with collection equal to $512,000
#Kaala ;— Samrudh David (@samrudh_david) June 7, 2018
Total Gross from Premieres in USA : $512K (302 locations)
All Time 2nd Biggest Ever for a Tamil film
3:51 pm: The official video of Kannamma will be out today at 5:30 pm.
3:22 pm: Rajnikanth fans dancing with amid heavy downpour in Mumbai.
3:08 pm: Rajinikanth's poster outside a cinema hall in Tamil Nadu
02:32 pm: In order to celebrate Rajinikanth's Kaala, Google Play Store even devised an app for all the Android users. "Kaala-fy your Settings app in your Android phone!", posted one Twitter user.
02:26 pm: While people are going crazy about the power-packed role of superstar Rajinikanth, fans of the film are also praising the phenomenal performance by actress Huma Qureshi. "Zarine will live for many years to come", says a fan.
02:23 pm: Fans are loving how Rajinikanth starrer Kaala talks about people's problems. They are asking for such more films.
#Kaala completely talks about people problem !!! Outstanding screen presence of #superstar never changed !!! Nandri annan #PaRanjith @beemji expecting more movies that talk about people’s problem !!! #Magizhchi— karthick Gunasekaran (@karthi_jill) June 7, 2018
02:14 pm: A fan talking about the reviews and collection of Kaala wrote, "#Kaala getting good reviews but poor opening in kerala boxoffice..evening nd night shows will be better.''
02:00 pm: Film trade analyst Girish Johar said that Kaala is expected to earn Rs 25-30 crore on its opening day. He said, "Kaala has been marred by controversies. So, it might affect the box office numbers of the film.”
01:55 pm: Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, ''#VeereDiWedding crosses HALF-CENTURY... Biz likely to be affected today [Thu] due to #Kaala and #JurassicWorld... Fri 10.70 cr, Sat 12.25 cr, Sun 13.57 cr, Mon 6.04 cr, Tue 5.47 cr, Wed 4.87 cr. Total: ₹ 52.90 cr. India biz.''
#VeereDiWedding crosses HALF-CENTURY... Biz likely to be affected today [Thu] due to #Kaala and #JurassicWorld... Fri 10.70 cr, Sat 12.25 cr, Sun 13.57 cr, Mon 6.04 cr, Tue 5.47 cr, Wed 4.87 cr. Total: ₹ 52.90 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 7, 2018
01: 42 pm: Filmmaker BVS Ravi is in complete awe with Rajinikanth's film Kaala and he tweeted, ''A very tough film to make, #kaala is captured supremely by @beemji with Rajni sir and Nanaji giving stellar performances. @humasqureshi does a clinical work and background score is the hero of the film. Each one of the actors gave their best.''
A very tough film to make, #kaala is captured supremely by @beemji with Rajni sir and Nanaji giving stellar performances. @humasqureshi does a clinical work and background score is the hero of the film. Each one of the actors gave their best.— BVS Ravi (@BvsRavi) June 7, 2018
01:15 pm: #Kaala, #KaalatherageofRajinikanth have become the trending tags on Twitter today.
01:02 pm: Here is Dhanush's interesting gift to Anand Mahindra.
Remember I wanted the Thar used for the poster shot of #Kaala for our museum?Well @dhanushkraja obliged & it’s safe at #MahindraResearchValley in Chennai.I asked our folks to strike a Thalaivar pose & look what fun they had!(Bala,the guy in the lungi is now known as ‘KaalaBala’) pic.twitter.com/r3HzFv7DEJ— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 7, 2018
To which a user replied-
Great sir! Good to know The "Kaala Thar" is in "Mahindra Research Valley". But how about the the name "Kaala Thar" ?! Possibly a New edition soon ?!? #Kaala #Rajinikanth #காலா @dhanushkraja @rajinikanth https://t.co/2IYNIE3Pv4— prabhuraj.k (@KPrabhuraj) June 7, 2018
01:00 pm: The pre-interval fight sequence of Rajinikanth in the film Kaala turns out to be visual treat for fans.
12:49 pm: Rajinikanth is back in action and you need to book your tickets to get a glimpse of the superstar doing some high octane action scenes in Kaala.
12:47 pm: Premgi Amaren and Venkat Prabhu share pic after watching Kaala together.
12:33 pm: Fans are completely amazed by the stylish onscreen presence of Rajinikanth in Kaala.
12: 20 pm: A fan sharing his review of Kaala called Rajinikanth and Huma Qureshi's onscreen presence simply awesome.
12:16 pm: Rajinikanth's Kaala is all set to release in Saudi Arbia. A fan wrote, ''#Kaala is the first Indian film to get released in Saudi Arabia.''
#Kaala is the first Indian film to get released in Saudi Arabia 💪— P.N.Chandrakanth🇮🇳 (@pnchandrakanth) June 7, 2018
12:12 pm: Fans are impressed by the performance of not just Rajinikanth but the other star cast including Eswari Rao and Samuthirakani others.
12: 07 pm: Kaala is a mass treat for Rajinikanth's fans and here is how a fan reacted after watching the film.
12:04 pm: Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi asking Aamir Khan to watch Kaala wrote, ''Cannot wait for you to see it sir.''
Cannot wait for you to see it sir 🖤🙏 https://t.co/7Sca9S1Bdy— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) June 7, 2018
12:00 pm: Actress Huma Qureshi in a tweet can be seen urging film critic and trade analyst Sumit Kadel to watch the film soon.
Cannot wait for you to see it sir 🖤🙏 https://t.co/7Sca9S1Bdy— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) June 7, 2018
11: 57 am: Audience reports for Rajinikanth's Kaala is phenomenal, says film critic and trade analyst Sumit Kadel.
#Kaala off to a BUMPER start at the box office. Audience report is PHENOMENAL. Many considering it thalaivar best film this decade. @humasqureshi performance is a surprise package they say . Congratulations to the entire team @LycaProductions— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) June 7, 2018
11:55 am: As per the reports there will be no screening of Kaala in Bengaluru.
11:43 am: Sharing an art of Rajinikanth after watching Kaala a fan wrote, ''My art my "Thalaiva."
11:38 am: #rageofrajinikanth became a popular tag ahead of his film release Kaala. Fans excitement for Rajinikanth's film Kaala can be visible in the below given video.
11:34 am: A fan can also be seen expressing his anger over the ban of the film in few states.
11: 27 am: Rajinikanth's fans are feeling thankful to the filmmaker Ranjith for this spectacular film.
11:19 am: Excited Rajinikanth's fans can be seen celebrating outside the cinema halls in Chennai. The first show started at 4 am today.
11:12 am: Impressed with the performance of Rajinikanth a fan thanked the film director for giving a glimpse of the vintage Rajinikanth through Kaala.
Ranjith has given us the vintage Rajini back, A movie which suits his age and not to forget about his acting and style Superstar has shown us again that he could get the emotions on screen #kaala #Rajinikanth #PaRanjith @beemji @Actordanush— nishanth (@snizhi90) June 7, 2018
11:03 am: Actress Huma Qureshi is all praises for Rajinikanth's film Kaala.
10:57 am: Rage of Rajinikanth's Kaala can be seen among the fans. A fan says, ''Hated by thousand but adored by Millions Thalaivar @rajinikanth. Its time for Thalaivar dharisanam #Kaala #KaalatheRageofRajinikanth #Rajinikanth.''
10:47 am: Bans and boundaries cannot stop Rajnikanth starrer Kaala from creating buzz all over. Even after not being released in many places, the movie is taking over all the trends.
10:43 am: Director Rajasekhar is also in love with the characters and theme of the movie. He applauds the makers and the film with his tweet.
#Kaala -Impressed with Ram (Nana Patekar) vs Raavan (Rajinikanth) angle in the pre-climax episode. We all want @rajinikanth to follow the political ideologies what he spoke in #Kaala, @beemji should be appointed as his political advisor :)— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) June 7, 2018
10:40 am: Fans are not just celebrating the film by watch it in the theaters but are celebrating their favorite superstar Rajinikanth with cakes and flowers.
10:32 am: People are loving the movie and calling it a must-watch. While some feel that the actors Nana Patekar and Rajinikanth have not been used perfectly in the film, the fans are in no way disheartened with it and wan to watch it again and again.
Back home after watching #kaala@New Jersey,USA with lot of https://t.co/hT25rO2CBN was a roller coaster ride!Some say it is slow at times,some say #Rajinikanth could have been used more,some say Nana Patekar could have been used more.But all of them will agree it is a must watch!— Thiyagarajan T (@TTinTwit) June 7, 2018
10:22 am: Rajinikanth starrer has shattered the internet with its release. The movie has even leaked online, however this won't effect the footfall in the theaters considering the huge fan following of the superstar. One suspect has already been arrested for leaking the movie.
10:17 am: A Rajinikanth fan wrote, ''These politicians always wanted to keep people in sorrow mode but they are enjoying all kinds of parties. Throw your sorrow away in theatres and pour with happiness. Kaala.''
These politicians always wanted to keep people in sorrow mode but they are enjoying all kinds of parties.— ultrasurf (@ultrasurfhd) June 7, 2018
Throw your sorrow away in theatres and pour with happiness.#Kaala
10:03 am: Rajinikanth starrer Kaala releases in UAE today.
09: 52 am: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan says, ''Have always been a huge Rajni fan, can’t wait to watch Kaala.''
Have always been a huge Rajni fan, can’t wait to watch Kaala.https://t.co/JgxBA8UcTa— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) June 7, 2018
09: 46 am: Fans are all praises for the director of the film for his perfect direction.
09: 38 am: Interestingly, a couple from Japan also watche the first show of Rajinikanth's Kaala in Japan.
09:35 am: A Rajinikanth's fan even compared Kaala with Kabali and called the recent release much better than the previous one.
09:27 am: A fan sharing a pic of Rajinikanth from the cinema hall, says he is a man of masses.
09:18 am: The climax of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala was awesome, reveals the elated fans.
09:09 am: Rajinikanth's fans are excited to see the superstar on big screen after a long time.
09:04 am: Some activists can also be seen opposing Kaala outside the theatres.
08:59 am: As per Rajinikanth's fans Kaala is a must watch film.
#KAALA the visionary of @beemji is portrayed well & detailed under the usage of tool @rajinikanth Slightly overdosed.. Despite some flaws a definite watchable movie interms of all aspects..— 👉நிvas👈 (@TweetNivas) June 7, 2018
Liked the way @beemji handled Superstar
08:49 am: Fans are going gaga over Rajinikanth's dialogues from Kaala.
08: 45 am: Rajinikanth's fans are also expecting Kaala to break many box office records worldwide.
With positive Reports all over..#Kaala going to break some Records this weekend worldwide👍👍— Nk pallavi (@nkpallaviSri) June 7, 2018
08: 40 am: For Rajinikanth's fans he is not just a superstar but an extraordinary man.
Throw all your Hatred on Him.Try Your Best to Bring him down.— vignesh (@TrichyVicky) June 7, 2018
Spread Negativity Towards Him. At last you'll know Nothing has affected him. #Rajinikanth🔥🔥😎
WHAT A MAN.! WHAT A SCREEN PRESENCE.! EXTRAORDINARY.!!!!!!
The Swag The Styleeeeee😎😎#KaalaTheRageOfRajinikanth #kaala
08:37 am: Rajinikanth's fans have already declared Kaala a blockbuster.
08:34 am: A Rajinikanth's fan says Kaala is getting excellent reactions from overseas premiere shows as well.
08: 31 am: Fans are even calling Rajinikanth starrer Kaala a blockbuster.
08: 25 am: While fans all around are going crazy to see Rajinikanth's magic onscreen, some fans wrote, ''Kaala Second Half Too much of dialogues Overdose of protests scenes on the whole Once Paaklam.''
07:50 am: Rajinikanth's fans in Mumbai were elated to see the comeback of Rajinikanth on silver screen after 2016 film Kabali. The superstar's fans said, ''Welcome back Rajinikanth.''
07:40 am: As the first show of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala begun at 4 am, fans were seen making long queue outside the cinema halls in Chennai to get the glimpse of the actor on silver screen.
07: 24 am:
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