Much to the disappointment of ardent fans, theatres have not screened the film.
Suprestar Rajinikanth starrer "Kaala" has earned Rs 230 crore in pre-release business.
In what could be perceived as a shocking setback to the Rajinikanth legend, his latest release Kaala has opened to an underwhelming response.
The film will hit the theatres in Karnataka, where pro-Kannada groups have been agitating against it, in protest against the actor-turned-politician's remarks on the Cauvery river water dispute.
As Kamala Cinemas claimed that they were forced by the distributors to sell tickets for a higher price as against the government norms, Wunderbar Films that has produced the film, responded on Twitter, "Kamala & Udhayam theaters have not expressed their consent to the similar terms that's been agreed by other cinemas". Pa Ranjith has directed this film. "But we hope they have a great story to be shared, which may be liked - and the film does well", he is quoted as saying. Now that the film has released all are excited.
"I have not been following 'Kaala' release or its prospects, but I would imagine, the socio-political stand Rajini sir has taken in the past one year people might have started looking at him differently from the demi-god that he used to be", he said. The film will be screened without any unpleasant incident between police tight security.
Pro-Kannada workers protest outside Balaji theatre in Bengaluru where Rajinikanth's movie Kaala is screening, on June 7, 2018. He also appealed to the state film chambers in Kannada.
"Kaala" has been facing opposition in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.