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Teaser of Rajinikanth's Kaala goes viral on social media: Watch it here

The Rajini movie's teaser received some 1.4 million views on the movie's official Youtube page in nine hours

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

Rajinikanth Kaala movie
Official poster of Rajinikanth's Kaala, to be released on April 27

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.

The movie is expected release on April 27. According to industry experts, the Kaala team has decided to advance the release by a week to April 27 as May Day, on Tuesday this time, will give a long five-day weekend and help box-office collections. Last year, Baahubali 2, released on the weekend preceding May Day, had also received a blockbuster response.

In the overseas markets, it is the beginning of the summer season, a favourite with movie-goers. In Tamil Nadu, Kaala will get a solo release, while the movie’s Telugu-dubbed version will be released simultaneously in Andhra Pradesh, the biggest market for Rajinikanth outside of Tamil Nadu.

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.

First Published: Fri, March 02 2018. 10:05 IST