Directed by Pa. Ranjith, Kaala stars Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao in lead roles. The film sees Rajinikanth as Kaarikalan aka Kaala who is the people’s champion, fighting with the land mafia and corrupt politicians.
The humble Thalaiva enjoys super stardom worldwide but due to his recent political comments on the Cauvery issue, the film has seen serious protests and opposition from activists of pro Kannada organisation in many cities like Bengaluru.
However his fanfare in Chennai has broken all barriers and how. The film has stormed the Chennai Box Office and has created a new all time record for Day 1 opening by bringing in 1.76 Crores.
The record was earlier held by Superstar Vijay’s Mersal which garnered 1.52 crores on Day 1 in Chennai. This was followed by the action packed film Vivegam with 1.21 Crores. At the fourth position comes Rajinikanth’s Kabali bringing in 1.12 Crores.
Even though Vijay’s hit Mersal enjoyed 279 screens all over Chennai, fans did not disappoint their god i.e Rajinikanth. Kaala got a go ahead with 253 screens and even with lesser screens the results have been impressive.
On the other hand in Bengaluru, the multilingual film Kaala was shown from Thursday evening in a dozen theaters and six multiplexes amid tight security after protesters were whisked away and detained by the police.
“Some theatres and multiplexes started screening the film after about 300 protesters were taken away and detained in police stations across the city,” a police officer told IANS here.
Hundreds of fans thronged multiplexes such as Inox, PVR, Lido and Garuda in the city to watch the movie on the first day and see their demi-god on the silver screen.