Producers are demanding that films for which release dates had been announced earlier should make it to the silver screens soon after the strike is over.

Will Rajinis Kaala release on April 27Digital Native
Flix Kollywood Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:17

Due to the sudden developments in the south film industry, confusion prevails over the release of the Rajinikanth starrer Kaala.

Reports indicate that the producers of small budget movies are raising a war flag over the preference given to high budget movies. With the cinema industry strike going on at present, some producers are distraught that their films are not being given priority. The producers want all the films for which the release date had been announced earlier to make it to the silver screens soon after the strike is over. This means high budget films, such as Kaala, may have to look for another date.

The producers have taken up this issue with the Tamil Film Producers’ Council and an amicable solution is expected any time soon. Meanwhile, producer Madurai Selvam has threatened to immolate himself if his film is not given priority in the release race.

It may be mentioned here that the Tamil film industry is currently engaged in a standoff with Digital Service Providers (DSPs) from March 1 in the state, because of which no new releases are happening in the state, which has affected several new big and small budget films. Following this, the Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors Association (TNFEA) recently passed a decision to go on an indefinite strike starting from March 16.

Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala was initially touted to release on April 27 only after his 2.0 was out. But the delay in the latter’s post production work ensured that Kaala would be out on April 27, the date originally earmarked for 2.0.

Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala stars Rajinikanth in the lead role with Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Eswari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil and Sukanya in the star cast. Santhosh Narayanan has composed music for this venture with Murali G as the cinematographer and A Sreekar Prasad as the editor. The film is produced by R Dhanush under his banner Wunderbar Films.

So, will Kaala bow to pressure from the producers or march on ahead to its release date? We need to wait and watch.

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