Rajinikanth’s Kaala, directed by Pa Ranjith, is produced by the superstar’s son-in-law Dhanush, under his production banner Wunderbar Films. In the film, Rajnikanth is playing the character of Kaala Karikaalan who is an extremely powerful don from Mumbai. The story begins with him as a child, when he ran away from Chennai to Mumbai and went on to become a powerful gangster from Dharavi. Although he is shown as a don, he will be seen fighting against the injustice that is faced by the people of Dharavi. We have seen Rajnikanth ace such roles before in movies like Sivaji : The Boss where he is fighting on behalf of the poor. And we are sure that Kaala will be equally entertaining if not more.
Dhanush himself took to Twitter to confirm that Kaala will be releasing on 27th April this year. However, with Kaala all set to hit screens on the 27th of April it means that 2.0 will be delayed even further. 2.0 and Kaala is being produced and distributed by Lyca Productions respectively. So the company want to release at least one film of the superstar this summer and it seems that they have opted for Kaala. Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi essays an important role in Kaala. She will be seen as Rajini’s girlfriend in the flashback portions, while Easwari Rao essays Rajini’s present-day wife.
The film also stars Nana Patekar, Anjali Patil, Sukanya, Samuthirakani, Aravind Akash and Sakshi Aggarwal. His first look created a frenzy among fans, unsurprisingly. This film will mark Rajinikanth’s second collaboration with Pa Ranjith. They came together in 2016 and created Kabali which proved to be extremely successful as it performed.
The film is touted be as one of the biggest films of 2018 and has already got Thalaiva fans super excited. It was just last week when the makers of the film confirmed April 27th as the release date post which Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun’s upcoming film producers opposed the decision strongly. Allu Arjun’s film Naa Peru Surya’s producer Bunny Vas said in an official statement, “We always welcome regional films in our state. But, Rajinikanth’s 2.0 has announced a lot of release dates creating needless confusion among our peers. DVV Danayya and I have mutually decided to take up this issue with the producers’ council, and exhibitors association of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 2.0 will affect our plans. As of now, we will stand by our commitment,”
2.0 marks superstar Rajinikanth’s return on the screen as Chitti and Dr. Vaseegaran, Akshay Kumar will also be seen in a grey role in which he will be seen playing a terrifying alien creature. It’s with this film that Akshay Kumar’s marks his Tamil debut. 2.0 co-stars Amy Jackson and is the first one to be made in 3D.
Reportedly, the main reason behind the multiple delays of 2.0 is the post-production of the film. Post-production is taking much longer than expected as the makers of the film want to get every detail just right. And they are willing to delay the release for this purpose. 2.0 which also stars Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in leading roles is a movie which is extremely high on VFX. The post-production is currently taking place across many studios in the United States.