‘Kaala’ is the colour of working class : says Pa Ranjith!
Superstar Rajinikanth’s much awaiting movie Kaala directed by Pa Ranjith will get a release on April 27th, 2018. And Kaala marks his reunion with Kabali director Pa Ranjith. The film features Rajinikanth in the role of a slumlord-turned-gangster fighting for oppressed Tamils in Mumbai.
Contrary to some rumours, Kaala is not based on the life of gangster-turned-activist Haji Mastan. And in a recent interview the director Ranjith said that Kaala is about the diverse families that live in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, which is filled with people from different culture and language.
Ranjith also said that the titular character in the film, played by Rajinikanth, is inspired from his grandfather. Rajinikanth plays a character called Karikaalan, and people call him Kaala. According to Ranjith, Kaala, which translates to black in Hindi, is the colour of the working class people.
Kaala is also a popular deity in Tirunelveli, said Ranjith, adding that the story focuses on many families that shifted from Tirunelveli and settled in Mumbai many years ago. The film will be about Rajinikanth, his family, four sons, grandchildren and his friends.
In Kaala, Rajinikanth plays a slum lord turned gangster who will lock horns with Nana Patekar, to be seen as a corrupt, conniving politician. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Huma Qureshi and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles. The film will also be dubbed and released in Telugu. Some rumours hint that the project might also be released in Hindi as it has dialogues in Hindi and Marathi as it’s predominantly shot in Mumbai.
And the teaser of the movie was recently out and it surely promises us a good story from the director and the brilliant actor. And More details about the movie produced by Dhanush under the banner of Wunderbar films will be out soon.