Thalaiva’s 164th Film is Titled as Kaala
Following the blockbuster success of their gangster drama Kabali, superstar Rajinikanth and director Pa Ranjith are once again collaborating for a Tamil film, which is also tipped to be a gangster flick. While the shooting is expected to go on the floors on May 28, the film has now been titled Kaala Karikaalan. An elated Dhanush took to Twitter to share the first look of Kaala Karikaalan. When asked about the title, Pa Ranjith said that the movie has a lot of significance in Tamil culture and carries great valour.
Karikaalan was a Choza king from the Sangam era and is attributed to have accomplished mighty feats, including constructing the Kallanai dam over Cauvery river. Pa Ranjith also explained that Karikaalan is worshipped as a demigod by a group of people, who now reside in Mumbai. Since the movie is based on Tamilians living in Mumbai, he opted for the name. Ranjith also hinted that there is surreal politics hidden behind the name as well.
Despite opening to mixed reviews from critics and fans, Kabali became the highest grossing Tamil film last year. And Rajini-Ranjith duo is likely to recreate the magic at the box office. To be produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films, is touted to be a gangster drama made on the lines of Kabali. As per recent developments, Rajinikanth is expected to join the sets on May 28 in Mumbai, where 70 per cent of the film will be shot.
Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has been paired opposite Thalaivar after Vidya Balan walked out of the project due to date issues. Interestingly, Vidya was supposed to work with Rajinikanth earlier in Lingaa and Kabali. Santhosh Narayanan, who set the internet on fire with his Neruppu Da, will be composing the score for Kaala Karikaalan.
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