IPL 2018 is just a week away and the excitement among Chennai Super Kings fans is tangible with the yellow army returning to play after a two-year ban. What could possibly add to the fervour is Superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala hitting the screens on April 27 during the IPL season.
But this excitement just hit fever pitch with CSK lead by captain MS Dhoni releasing an exclusive teaser of Kaala. The 39-second clip features spinner Harbhajan Singh rendering Nana Patekar's dialogue. It then swiftly moves on to opening batsman Murali Vijay and West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo rendering one line each from the movie.
Following this, Dhoni arrives on the screen wearing his sunglasses and delivering the punchline dialogue that is already a hit among Rajini and Kaala fans. 'Kya re setting ah' he asks after which the teaser shows clips from the original video.
For their first match this season, CSK will be facing Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on April 7. Ahead of the season, the team has already been warming up in the city's Chepauk stadium and doing promotional events with advertisers.
CSK retained its favourite captain MS Dhoni for Rs 15 crore this season. It also signed up Harbhajan Singh, who has played his entire IPL career for Mumbai Indians, while letting go of Chennai-born Ravichandran Ashwin, who was brought on board by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 7.60 crore.
Rajinikanth's much-awaited second film with director Pa Ranjith will see him in a never-seen before role - a powerful don from Mumbai who fights for the rights of oppressed Tamils in the city. The movie also casts Easwari Rao, Nana Patekar and Huma Qureishi in important roles.
Watch the exclusive CSK Kaala teaser here and Whistle Podu!