Even as Rajinikanth's fans await the release of Thalaivar's latest Kaala which will hit the screens on June 7, the production house has announced the surprise release of a single titled 'Semma Weightu' on May 1. The film’s audio is slated for release on May 9.
Actor Dhanush, whose banner Wunderbar Films is producing Kaala, took to Twitter to announce the release of the single. The song will be released at 7 pm on May 1, he said.
Santhosh Narayanan, who composed the music for Pa Ranjith’s Kabali, has worked on this film as well. The film’s teaser that was released on March 2 had several political subtexts, from Ambedkar to environmental activist Wangari Maathai. The release of the film’s single on May 1, which happens to be Labour Day, is also interesting.
The film has a bevy of stars in the cast including Samuthirakani, Eswari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil, Sukanya, Aravind Akash and Sayaji Shinde. The film also stars Nana Patekar as the main antagonist.
Pa Ranjith’s previous collaboration with Rajinikanth and Santosh Narayayanan has been a great success. The songs from Kabali were seen as refreshing and powerful chartbusters.
In Kabali, Rajinikanth played was a Tamil man in Malaysia who fights for the rights of his people. In Kaala, he is believed to play a gangster. In an interview, Pa Ranjith said that Kaala talks about the livelihood of a society, Dharavi in particular.
It was recently announced that satellite rights of ‘Kaala’ have been reportedly bought by the leading network, Star group, for a whopping Rs 75 crore. The movie was supposed to hit screens on April 27 and was postponed owing to the TFPC strike that recently concluded.
Ranjith and Santosh have worked together previously in Atta Kathi and Madras.