One of the most anticipated movies of the year, the Rajinikanth starrer Kaala will hit the silver screens on June 7, confirmed its producer Dhanush. The film was scheduled for release on April 27 but the Tamil film industry strike forced its makers to postpone it. While fans have been waiting eagerly for the release date, it was confirmed that it would be a Ramzan release.
Interestingly, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, which was initially slated for release on June 22 is now pushed ahead to June 8 and will be giving a stiff competition to Kaala. The Hollywood flick Jurassic Park, which was released 25 years ago, was one of the biggest hits in India and therefore, there are huge expectations for Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.
Kaala, starring Rajinikanth in the title role, is directed by Pa Ranjith. The duo had collaborated earlier for Kabali which turned out to be a big hit and this is their second outing together. Brushing aside rumours that the character of Rajinikanth, who plays a slum lord turned gangster in the film, is based on the life of Haji Mastan, the director said in his recent interview to Tamil magazine Vikatan that the film is not inspired by any person’s life.
The film talks about the livelihood of a society, Dharavi in particular. Ranjith said that the story is about the diversity of Dharavi slum. He said the inspiration for the titular character, played by Rajinikanth, was his grandfather.
The film has a bevy of stars in the cast including Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Aruldoss, Eswari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil, Sukanya, Aravind Akash and Sayaji Shinde.
The technical crew of Kaala comprises Santosh Narayan for music, Murali G for cinematography and A Sreekar Prasad for editing. The film is bankrolled by Dhanush under his banner Wunderbar Films and distributed by Lyca Productions. Incidentally, Rajinikanth’s yet another film release 2.O is being produced by Lyca Productions and it is due for release in August this year.
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom is directed by JA Bayona and written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. It is based on the characters by Michael Crichton. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith, BD Wong, James Cromwell, Geraldine Chaplin and Jeff Goldblum.
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