'Kaala' records lowest ever opening for Rajinikanth film

Rajinikanth's'Kaala to open big in Tamil Nadu on Thursday despite hiccups

A still from Rajinikanth-starrer"Kaala

They will ensure a smooth run for Kaala.

There were huge protests by pro-Kannada organisations against the screening of Kaala in Bengaluru but the situation improved towards Thursday afternoon.

Other fans had made the journey to Chennai or to Hosur across the border in Tamil Nadu just to be able to see the film. The verdict was this is more of a Ranjith film than a Rajinikanth film.

According to the reports that have been doing the rounds, Kaala has been leaked online on the very first day of its release.

The Karnataka High Court had on Tuesday directed the state government to provide necessary security for the peaceful release of the film. Let's not forget, this is the Ramzan week and a sizable chunk of the audience likes to refrain from watching films during this period even if it is Rajini Sir's film. "The promos of Kaala haven't established a connect with Hindi audiences". Notably, 'Kaala' has to compete with "Jurassic World" of the Steven Spielberg franchise at the same time. "I would imagine, (given) the socio-political stand Rajini Sir has taken in the past one year, people might have started looking at him differently from the demi-god that he used to be", said Pookutty. Apparently, few multiplexes screened "Kaala" on its opening day, despite oppositions. Our honour and Kannada pride are at stake. "He (Rajinikanth) has hurt us by supporting the cause of Tamil Nadu in the sharing of the river water", KRV President Praveen Shetty told reporters here.

Miffed with Rajinikanth's comments over Cauvery water, the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on May 29 decided not to allow screening of "Kaala".

Back in India, the film was released to positive response with fans queueing up outside theatres to catch an early show of superstar's latest.

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