"Rajini Sir's fan club is stronger than ever". However, actor-activist Vishal Krishna who heads the Tamil Nadu Films Producers' Council (TFPC) offered a quote saying it's too early to make any predictions."The opening of Kaala may be on the lower side, because his last film with the same director (Pa. Ranjith) had not been appreciated that much", he said.
Many fans who bought the tickets online for the show on Wednesday were disappointed as they could not watch their favourite superstar's film.
Pro-Kannada workers protest outside Balaji theatre in Bengaluru where Rajinikanth's movie Kaala is screening, on June 7, 2018. The socio-political flick produced by Dhanush's Wunderbar Films talks about the importance of land rights and equality.
The Karnataka High Court had on Tuesday directed the state government to provide necessary security for the peaceful release of the film.
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Kaala has reportedly not been released in any of the theaters in Bangalore yet.
The film, however, will have its full-fledged release in the state on Friday, The New Indian Express reported.
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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. Several pro-Kannada groups have also warned theatres not to screen the film if they want to avoid any untoward incident. With a day to go before the film hits theatres, the film has already earned Rs. 230 crore from its theatrical and music rights.Rajinikanth and Pa. Ranjith's previous film, "Kabali", had minted Rs. 218 crore ahead of its release. The Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce had called for a ban on the film in the state following the actor-politician's remarks on the release of Cauvery waters. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had requested the distributor of "Kaala" not to release it in "this kind of atmosphere", but assured that his government would follow the high court order on the issue.