HDK advises producers not to risk releasing the Rajinikanth-starrer in the state nowAmidst Kannada organisations calling for a boycott of the film and some exhibitors and distributors backing away from releasing the film in the state, the makers of the film approached the High Court of Karnataka.
The miscreants tore the posters of Kaala and hit them with slippers to show their anger at the film being released in the state.
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Petitioner Rajashekaran had moved the top court challenging a Madras HC decision to hear his plea against the release of the film on June 16. But Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that the timing was not good for the release of the film. "Everybody is waiting for the film to be released", the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner. Read Also: 200 women to walk barefoot from temple to theatre for Thalaivar statue's jal abhishekThe newly-elected CM of the neighboring state is brazenly against the release of the movie as local sentiments remain against the superstar for his comments on Cauvery water issue.
Despite the uncertainty in Karnataka, Rajinikanth's much-awaited gangster drama Kaala Karikaalan has already earned a massive Rs. 230 crore from theatrical and music rights, reports Hindustan Times.
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Meanwhile, Kaala Karnataka distribution has changed hands from Goldie Films to leading producer and distributor Kanakapura Srinivas. He had earlier distributed films like Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijjjaan, which also had problems with external fringe elements. "Release June 7", trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
Kaala will premier tonight (6 June) in key overseas markets like U.S. and Dubai and it will open in India with usual early morning shows slotted at 4 am in Chennai suburban theatres. His last film was Kabali that hit the theatres in 2016. "Let us wait as we will know the results in a few hours".
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