Within a few hours of its release, the teaser of superstar Rajinikanth's new movie Kaala went viral on social media – it received some 1.4 million views on the movie’s official Youtube page in nine hours. Similarly, on Twitter, #kalaa was one of the top trending tags on Thursday.
The teaser was supposed to be released on Wednesday, but the movie’s producer, Dhanush, decided to postpone it by a day following the demise of the revered Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi.
Produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films and directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala stars Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Sampath, Ravi Kale, Sayaji Shinde, Pankaj, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil, Eswari Rao, Arvind Akash and Sukanya in key roles. Rajinikanth plays a gangster who fights for the rights of Tamil people living in the slums of Mumbai, and Eswari Rao is reportedly playing his wife.
For Rajini, Kaala will be an important release against the backdrop of his political entry, announced on December 31 last year.
Set against the backdrop of the Mumbai city, Kaala will see music composer Santhosh Narayanan once again working with Rajinikanth after another gangster flick Kabali.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth’s highly anticipated ‘2.0’ has reportedly been postponed again due to some pending VFX work. This film also stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in key roles.