Thalaiva is back! Rajnikanth’s much-anticipated gangster-movie Kaala has finally released with much fanfare. This intense action-packed flick sees the actor in the garb of a ‘real’ character that completely strips him off his ‘superstar’ status. Portraying a gangster who sets up base in Mumbai’s Dharavi after migrating from Tamil Nadu, the universally-acclaimed star has delivered a powerful and refined performance. His character relates to the common man as Kaala strives to guard the Tamil migrant slum dwellers in Dharavi from evil slum redevelopment schemes.
Why do people need to watch the Thalaiva-starrer Kaala? Here are 5 reasons why you need to hop into a movie theater near you and catch the political thriller.
It is an experience in itself to catch a Thalaiva flick in the movie hall. You will usually find yourself surrounded by ardent fans of his who are hanging on to every word he utters and cheering when he delivers a saucy punchline. His slow-motion entry always has die-hards applauding and giving him a standing ovation. His characteristic style and mannerisms are met with loud enthusiasm each time it is enacted on screen. It is a unique experience that any movie buff should not miss out on.
After 2 years, Pa. Ranjith and Thalaiva are reuniting with each other, their last outing having been Kabali. Apart from being a prolific film-maker, Pa. Ranjith is also a political commentator and most of his films have revolved around socio-political causes. Kaala talks about land and identity, and the director wanted someone who is as larger-than-life as Rajinikanth to convey those beliefs and principles.
If we are talking about music composers in the South Indian film industry, Santhosh Narayanan is a name that crops up often. Music lovers enjoy the music he dishes up in the movies he works on and he has not disappointed so far. The music in Kaala is one of its highlights with the album, not surprisingly, topping the charts. The track SemmaWeightu is a catchy Kaala Tamil song that has connected to the masses in a big way. Other popular songs are ‘Thanga Sela’, ‘Kataravai Patravai’ and ‘Poraduvom’.
Tollywood fans can listen to Kaala Telugu songs in all music streaming apps if they desire. Similarly, the songs are available in Hindi as well. Since Rajnikanth is a pan-India star, the political thriller has been released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi so that the movie reaches more people with language not posing as a barrier.
While the main attraction of a Rajinikanth-starrer is no doubt Thalaiva himself, Kaala actually boasts of a terrific supporting cast. Talented performers, including Nana Patekar, Eswari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil, Samuthirakani, Aravind Akash and so forth, bring a lot of gravitas to the movie.
Kaala is a political thriller with a story that connects with the masses. The tale showcases the journey of a Tamilian named Kaala Karikalan who migrates to Mumbai from Tamil Nadu and becomes a big-shot don. Based out of Dharavi, Rajinikanth’s character is a slumlord who strives to protect the rights of Tamilians living in Dharavi.
These are some of the reasons why you should catch the Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala. It has all the ingredients available to become a worldwide hit.