Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
1-min read

Kaala Trailer Review: Rajinikanth is Back As the 'King of Dharavi'

Helmed by Pa Ranjith, 'Kaala' is set to hit the screens on June 7.

Dwarak Balasubramanian | News18.com

Updated:May 29, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Kaala Trailer Review: Rajinikanth is Back As the 'King of Dharavi'
Image courtesy: YouTube screengrab of the trailer.

Thalaivar fans are on cloud nine as Rajinikanth has been ruling all social media platforms since last night. The makers of Kaala have released the trailer of Rajini's upcoming flick, and it promises to be an out-and-out commercial treat.

The trailer opens with Nana Patekar promising the people to cleanse Dharavi of the 'dirt' that plagues the slums. The trailer screams of Rajini's mass appeal among the slum dwellers and his rapport with them. The next 30 seconds reveal the lighter and playful side of the don as we are introduced to Huma Qureshi and Eswari Rao and their relationship with 'Karikaalan'.

The rest of the trailer is a portrayal of good versus evil i.e, the battle between Rajini and Nana Patekar. Mid-way through the trailer, we see Nana Patekar describe Rajinikanth as 'Raavan'.

The dialogue is in stark contrast to the visuals which indicate communal tensions being incited by Patekar, who plays a politician in the movie.

While the makers and Rajinikanth himself have stated that Kaala will be a commercial film, the dialogues indicate that the film will surely have a strong political message. "Our body is our only weapon. The world must know this," says Kaala as he tries to organise the slum dwellers into a rebellion of sorts.

The trailer ends with a hard-hitting statement that fits all that has been going on in the state of Tamil Nadu. "To you (politicians), land is power. To us, it means life," is a reference to the issues of land and water that have troubled the southern state for the longest time now. Mixed with anti-establishment barbs, the trailer has been put together to reflect the mindset of the people who are still riddled with images of the anti-sterlite protest in Tuticorin.

Backed by a strong and powerful background score by Santosh Narayanan, Kaala promises to be a different film in Rajinikanth's film career. Helmed by Pa Ranjith, 'Kaala' is set to hit the screens on June 7.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results