In what could be perceived as a shocking setback to the Rajinikanth legend, his latest release Kaala has opened to an underwhelming response. As the film premieres worldwide, fans took to their Twitter handle to give their initial review for the film.
Hundreds of activists of pro-Kannada organisations, including the KRV, gathered outside theatres and multiplexes in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Ballari and Belagavi to protest against the film's release."Cauvery water is more important than a Rajinikanth film for us".
According to the reports that have been doing the rounds, Kaala has been leaked online on the very first day of its release.
Also, in the wake of the protest, the screening of the movie has been stalled in Orion mall in Malleswaram, Garuda and Lido malls in Bengaluru central district. They are shutting by themselves and are not screening Kaala.
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Earlier, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy had suggested voluntarily backing off from the release in view of the sentiments of the protesters. Kaala's day. Rajini's "Kaala" has hit the screens and has been receiving an overwhelming reception from fans.
Superstar Rajinikanth has a huge fan following in Kerala. "I would imagine, (given) 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", said Pookutty. Pa Ranjith has directed this film. Don't be surprised if you find Aamir Khan sitting next to you in one of the theatres.
The actor-turned-politician had said that whichever government came to power in Karnataka should implement the Supreme Court order on Cauvery water sharing in toto.