Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Kaala faces stiff protests, not released in Bengaluru

Kaala faces stiff protests, not released in Bengaluru

Kaala has more than 230 screens in Kerala, as per reports.

Thalaiva Rajinikanth's latest flick 'Kaala' hit the theatres today amid protest in Karnataka and while fans are queuing up outside cinemas since the wee hours of the morning, a piracy website Tamilrockers has leaked the film online, reported the Indian Express.

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Meanwhile, theatres in Karnataka are avoiding screening "Kaala", amid protests.

"It's business as usual since evening as the protesters kept away and presence of police personnel made hundreds of fans to come and watch the movie under tight security", a multiplex manager told IANS.

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Sources at Chennai theatres say the film has found pre-bookings only for two days, which is extremely unusual for a Rajinikanth film. Armed with the recent High Court order directing the government "to take adequate steps to ensure a peaceful atmosphere for the screening of the film", Karnataka's film distributors have chose to go ahead with the release. "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. Leading Kannada activists such as Vatal Nagaraj, Sa Ra Govindu and Praveen Shetty were after they led multiple protests, opposing the release of the film.

No wonder this comes off as an exciting update for Thalaivar fans. "We will not allow Tamil films to run". The Chamber stated that Rajinikanth's statement on the Cauvery issue reportedly hurt the sentiments of Kannadigas.

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Bollywood star Aamir Khan is also excited about the film. Reports also said that the distributor's office in Karnataka was attacked.

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