Rajinikanth begins dubbing for ‘Kaala’; makers target August release
Reported By 25 Jan 2018
Superstar Rajinikanth’s next big release is Kaala, which marks his reunion with Kabali director Pa Ranjith. The film features Rajinikanth in the role of a slumlord-turned-gangster fighting for oppressed Tamils in Mumbai.
On Sunday, the star began dubbing for the film at Chennai’s Knack Studios and he’s expected to wrap up his portion in a couple of days. The process was planned to be completed in December but had to be postponed as Rajinikanth decided to take out time to meet and greet his fans over the period of a week. Being produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films, the film is gearing up for release in August.
“The first copy should be ready by February or March. The team is ready for an April release but they can’t come until 2.0 releases. Hence, they’re planning an August release. Ranjith is taking his time to ensure the output lives up to the expectations of the audiences,” a source said.
The film also stars Huma Qureshi and Nana Patekar, who is returning to Tamil after a decade. He was last seen in Bharathiraja’s Bommalatam. Although it was initially rumoured that Huma would be playing Rajinikanth’s pair in the film, it was later clarified that she plays a college student and her role is very important from the story’s perspective.
Nana Patekar will be seen playing a politician with a negative shade. The film also features Anjali Patil and Samuthirakani in important roles. Apparently, Rajinikanth will also have dialogues in Hindi, and the makers don’t intend to dub those lines in Tamil as it will appeal to non-Hindi speaking audiences as well.
Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Rajinikanth and Ranjith may team up again for one more project, slated to go on the floors next year. Despite rumours that Kaala might be his last film, sources close to Rajinikanth are quite positive about his third collaboration with Ranjith.
The 67-year-old star’s fans are eagerly looking forward to Shankar’s 2.0, tipped to be a Rs 450 crore science-fiction based action film. A sequel to Enthiran, the film will mark the southern debut of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.