As superstar Rajinikanth turned 67 on Tuesday, his son-in-law and actor Dhanush who is producing his upcoming film Kaala released the second poster of the film. The Pa Ranjith directorial is expected to release in 2018.
Set in Mumbai, the film is about a don who fights for the rights of the oppressed Tamil people. The poster shows Rajini with salt and pepper hair and beard, sporting a pair of sunglasses. He's dressed in black. In the background are people in black shirts, with black paint smeared on their faces. It appears to be a scene of protest.
The title of the film, Kaala, refers to his formidable nature as well as the colour of his skin. Accordingly, the poster shows Rajini with his actual skin colour and there's no attempt to lighten him up.
â€” Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) December 11, 2017
It was in Ranjith's first film with Rajinikanth that the latter finally played his age on screen for almost the entire film. Kabali was about a don who fights for the oppressed Malaysian Tamils but the film also had a lot of subtext on caste politics. It garnered a wide range of responses, from emotional praise to harsh criticism. It also starred Radhika Apte as Kumudhuvalli, his wife.
Many technicians who worked on Kabali have been retained for Kaala although there are a few changes. Santosh Narayan, who gave a scintillating score for Kabali, will be composing the music for Kaala as well.
The film was initially expected to release in April 2018 but with the release date of Shankar's 2.0 getting postponed, Kaala has been pushed further.
2.0, the sequel to Rajinikanth's Endhiran, a science fiction film about a robot, is another highly anticipated film in 2018. With two superstar films to be released next year, the excitement among his fans is through the roof.
Kaala also stars Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Anjali Patil, Sukanya, Sayaji Shinde, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani and others.