The release of a Rajinikanth movie is something akin to a festival. The pomp and hype can be felt weeks before the release. His latest blockbuster Kaala is hitting theatres in under seven hours and the buzz has been lukewarm to say the least. Kaala is Rajinikanth's first movie after he announced his political entry. After his comments on the Cauvery water row, his film was virtually blacklisted in Karnataka. Today, Rajini appealed to Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and the state film chambers to allow the film’s release. Is Rajini the Neta hurting Rajini the Superstar?