Rajinikanth's Kaala a no show in Karnataka as protesters stop screening

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The film will hit the theatres in Karnataka, where pro-Kannada groups have been agitating against it, in protest against the actor-turned-politician's remarks on the Cauvery river water dispute.

Thalaiva Rajinikanth's latest flick 'Kaala' hit the theatres today amid protest in Karnataka and while fans are queuing up outside cinemas since the wee hours of the morning, a piracy website Tamilrockers has leaked the film online, reported the Indian Express.

With the good reviews coming the film's way, the collection of Kaala is expected to improve in the next few days.

As the admirers celebrated the release of the much-awaited film by dancing to the beat of the drums, the skies too opened up to match the footsteps of Rajini lovers.




However Vishal adds that Kaala may well surprise all the naysayers. "The promos of Kaala haven't established a connect with Hindi audiences. But we hope they have a great story to be shared, which may be liked - and the film does well", he is quoted as saying. The Kollywood movie has been released in over 500 screens across the state, while the worldwide screen count is said to be above 2,500. Notably, 'Kaala' has to compete with "Jurassic World" of the Steven Spielberg franchise at the same time.

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty who has worked repeatedly with Rajini on Ra.One, Robot etc, agrees that Rajini's politics could be a negative force in his career. Protestors held demonstrations outside theatres in Bengaluru asking fans to not watch the show.

Pro-Kannada workers protest outside Balaji theatre in Bengaluru where Rajinikanth's movie Kaala is screening, on June 7, 2018. On Wednesday, Rajinikanth had appealed to Kumaraswamy to provide security at theatres that wished to screen the film. Our honour and Kannada pride are at stake.

Rajinikanth's Kaala has got a good opening at the Tamil Nadu box office.

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