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Kaala Movie Review

In 2018, Pa. Ranjith wrote and directed the action drama movie Kaala, which Dhanush produced through his Wunderbar Films production company. Along with supporting performances by Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Eswari Rao, & Huma Qureshi, the movie also includes Rajinikanth in the lead role.

Kaala Movie Review

The movie was first teased in 2016 and was initially slated for release on April 27, 2018, but that date was moved to June due to a standoff between the Nadigar Sangam & Digital Wireless Service Providers over the increase in Virtual Print Fee charges, as well as protests in Tamil Nadu in 2018 over the Kaveri water sharing issue, which also caused the release of other Tamil films to be delayed. In the week leading up to Eid-ul-Fitr, Kaala had its world debut on June 6 in Malaysia. On June 7, it was then released in 1,800 theatres across India. In December 2017, Saudi Arabia lifted its restrictions on public theatres. As a result, Kaala became the first Indian movie to ever be shown there.

Critics' Review on Kaala

Critics gave the movie favourable reviews. According to The Times of India, Ranjith is to thank for "helping him visualize and execute this 51% Rajini-49% Ranjith movie" because of his strong technical team. The Times of India gave the movie a rating of 3.5 out of 5. According to The Indian Express, which gave the film a 3.5 out of 5, "Ranjith stays faithful to his purpose. What we see in Kabali has been filled out and exquisitely enhanced in its traces. According to NDTV, who gave the film a score of three out of five stars, Kaala is a director's picture with a clear political message. Rajinikanth is a plus in a more subdued form. The Hindu, meanwhile, gave the film a 2 out of 5-star rating and criticised it for its political content, calling it "an underwhelming movie made for Rajinikanth, the politician." It's challenging to see Kaala as a movie that was created for a superstar who, at the time, claimed to have no political aspirations. Rajni is the superstar we wish to see now that he is a politician. According to The Hindustan Times, Rajinikanth "lends his voice to Pa Ranjith's political viewpoint" in their review of the film, which they gave a score of 4 out of 5.

Kaala Movie Review

With the premiere of "Kaala," a mafia drama that is among the most popular Tamil releases this year, actor Rajinikanth returns to the big screen after a two-year absence. As Rajini-Ranjith's follow-up to their box office sensation "Kabali," the movie has already generated a tonne of buzz among viewers. "Kaala," a movie made by Dhanush's Wunderbar Films, is scheduled to premiere on June 7. There is only one day left until the film's release, so here are five good reasons to see it.

Rajinikanth, the superstar with millions of admirers in Tamil Nadu, is the main attraction of "Kaala." Since "Kaala" production began, fans have eagerly awaited the film's debut because Rajinikanth's "Kabali" was a letdown. 'Kabali' received mixed reviews from reviewers and viewers in spite of the enormous expectations. Many were disappointed to see Rajinikanth portray such a flimsy hero in "Kabali." Rajinikanth quickly acknowledged his error, though. At the "Kaala" audio launch, Rajinikanth said "Kaala" is a sure-fire commercial success with a compelling message for the general public. Rajinikanth is a person who is not required to actively market his movie. Fans celebrate each time his movie opens in Tamil Nadu, and "Kaala" is no exception. Despite all the controversy, the movie is finally being released internationally, and fans are clearly anticipating it. People are also eagerly monitoring Rajinikanth because "Kaala" is his first film to come out since entering politics.

More than just a director, Pa Ranjith has made a name for himself as a political critic, and many of his movies?whether they are called "Madras" or "Kabali"?discuss various sociopolitical topics. In reality, Ranjith disclosed that Rajinikanth had originally intended to make a "Kabali" sequel. On the other hand, Ranjith developed a totally different storyline that apparently impressed Rajinikanth. Many people were surprised when Pa Ranjith paired together with Rajinikanth once more for "Kaala." But after its teaser was made public on the internet, "Kaala" made the proper noises. In addition to the obvious, the dialogue "Kye re? Setting ah!" became well-known in popular culture. Ranjith has so far raised a number of topics in his films, including those of class and caste. It appears from the trailer that Ranjith has now discussed the value of identity and land. According to reports, Ranjith wanted the superstar Rajinikanth to represent his ideas and ideals because of how powerful he is.

Times of India

The Superstar is given a casual but endearing introduction as Kaala. The action takes up, though, after it becomes clear that he is the ruler of Dharavi and that nobody dares interfere with him. Initially, it appears that the love story between Zareena (played exquisitely by Huma Qureshi) & Kaala will follow the Kabali-Kumudavalli path. Still, Ranjith quickly realizes his error and sets up a lovely dinner scene with the former lovers in which Kaala reveals his priorities. Be on the lookout for an incredible performance from the two actors.

A classic masala stunt sequence is staged in the pre-interval block on a flypast in Mumbai (with some VFX assistance). You might see flashes of the old Rajinikanth in this scene. a lavish treat for his followers. After Nana Patekar's menacingly charming portrayal of the adversary Hari Dada enters the scene, sparks begin to fly. The intermission scene screams.

Kaala Movie Review

It is pretty predictable what happens after the interval, with Hari Dada seeking retribution and robbing Kaala of his loved ones. Ranjith, however, introduces his approach to filming gradually. He discusses how the oppressed remain under control unless they engage in anti-establishment protests. The same is done by Kaala. He tells his followers to use their bodies as weapons to shut down Mumbai by going on strike, as the slum residents effectively control the city's workforce as taxi drivers, city employees, hospital workers, and other positions. Mumbai comes to an abrupt halt. Hari Dada wants retribution.

The traditional "white is pure and black is evil" rationale is given a twist by Ranjith. Ravan is good in this situation but Ram is bad. Be on the lookout for Nana Patekar and Rajinikanth's confrontational scenes. They are a complete waste of time. It will only please Rajini's fans to hear him occasionally talk in Hindi and Marathi.

Audience Reviews on Kaala

  • "The movie is extremely pertinent to the current scene (sterlite). It has arrived as a voice for the disadvantaged and oppressed. Pa.Ranjith never ceases to astound with his treatment of social upliftment-related topics. In order to spread his views, he has used #Rajinikanth.delivers a remarkable social topic in a persuasive manner. His conversations are witty and insightful. The film's climax is a key highlight. In terms of Rajnikanth, Kaala is his strongest performance in recent memory. It is clear why he is referred to as a "Superstar" whether he is in romantic or family scenes or in action or dialogue parts with a punch. The best of Rajinikanth has been gotten by Pa. Ranjith. His mass moments send the audience into a frenzy."
  • "Wonderful movie. Tamil residents of Mumbai will always fall for it. Beautifully, the director has captured the spirit of Dharavi. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Rajini, I have to admit that the big guy did a wonderful job. And props to Rajini for choosing an age-appropriate script, incorporating Kabali, as opposed to dancing and running after girls. The foundation of the film is Rajini and Nana Saheb, despite outstanding performances by Samuthrakani, Eswari Rao, and Huma Qureshi. Excellent work, director Ranjith. This time, you've really raised the bar; I enjoyed the climax, which featured a lot more forethought and class than a straight-up fight between the hero and the bad guy. It didn't appear to be a climax; rather, it appeared to be the start of something incredibly lovely. Fantastic movie. I adored it."
  • "Kaala is a movie about revolution rather than a gangster. A Dharavi criminal leader struggles to protect the region from powerful politicians including the land mafia. The oppression of the disadvantaged and the avarice of the powerful politicians is evident in this world where land holds a great value. The plot is straightforward: Common people have a claim to that land."

Cast Members of Kaala Movie

S no. Character Name Portrayed By
1 Karikaalan aka " Kaala" Rajinikanth
2 Haridev aka "Hari Dhadha" Nana Patekar
3 Selvi Karikaalan, Kaala's Wife Eswari Rao
4 Zareena, Kaala's Ex Girlfriend Huma Qureshi
5 Vaaliyappan, Selvi's Brother Samuthirakani
6 Charumathi, lenin's girlfriend Anjali Patil
7 Lenin Manikandan
8 Selvam Dileepan
9 Kathiravan Nitish Veera
10 Kaala's 3rd Son Vikram
11 Mani, MLA of Dharavi Aruldoss
12 Sivaji Rao Gaekwad Aravind Akash
13 Maharashtra Minister Sayaji Shinde
14 Vishnu Bhai, Local MLA Samapath Raj
15 Inspector Sunil Ravi Kale
16 SI Pankaj Patil Pankaj Tripathi
17 Kaala's Daughter Sakshi Agarwal
18 Devi Vishalini

Other Details

Directed By Pa. Ranjith
Produced By Dhanush
Distribution Agency LYCA Productions
AA Films
Release Date 7 June 2018
Total Run Time 159 Mins
Language Tamil
Budget Rs. 140 cr
Box Office Rs. 59.56 cr
OTT Rights Disney + Hotstar
IMDb Rating 6.5/10

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