With just hours left for the release of superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’, a lot of hype is surrounding over the movie, even as last minute suspense prevails over its release in Karnataka.
Tickets for the first four days have been booked by fans and general audience in almost all theatres in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. This is despite the movie releasing on a working day, first week of new academic year, non-festival time and increase in the number of screens and shows.
“This is possible only for a Rajini movie. The superstar is ruling the industry and the hearts of fans for more than four decades,” says Sivakumar, an industry tracker.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the ban imposed by a film body on the release of ‘Kaala’ in Karnataka. However, it directed the government to give protection to theatres screening the movie.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said, “As head of the Karnataka government, I have to implement the direction of the High Court, it is my responsibility but according to my observations as an individual, in this kind of atmosphere, it isn’t good on the part of producer or distributor to release the movie.”