Rajinikanth’s Kaala certified U/A with 14 cuts!!
The Tamil film industry is on an indefinite strike over rates charged by Digital Service Providers (DSPs). The industry has been severely hit by the ongoing strikes, first by the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TNFPC) against the rates charged by DSPs and then the theatre owners strike, which has resulted in an indefinite shutdown starting from March 16 over the local body tax and the government’s rules regarding license renewal and theatre maintenance.
Due to the strike, an uncertainty still prevails over the release of big movies like Rajinikanth’s Kaala. Reports suggest that Kaala might be pushed as films ready for release and delayed due to strike will be given precedence. If it turns out to be true, Kaala which is originally scheduled for an April 27 release might be pushed to a later date in May.
Meanhwile, the movie was censored recently and acquired an U/A certificate with a total of 14 cuts. The cuts are presumably because of the violence since the movie is touted to be an action packed gangster drama. Kaala marks the superstar’s reunion with director Pa Ranjith after Kabali.
The movie is basically a gangster flick based in the Mumbai underworld. Rajinikanth plays Kaala, a powerful don who heads the Tamil community in the slums of Dharavi. Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi is playing the female lead, but she is not paired opposite Rajinikanth. Multiple national award winner Nana Patekar plays the antagonist. Rajinikanth’s son-in-law, actor Dhanush is producing Kaala under his banner Wunderbar Films Pvt Ltd.