Karnataka: Protests hinder screening of Rajinikanth’s film ‘Kaala’

Karnataka: Protests hinder screening of Rajinikanth’s film ‘Kaala’

Karnataka: Protests hinder screening of Rajinikanth’s film ‘Kaala’

Rajinikanth's Kaala Karikalan has been one of the most anticipated films of the year.

A day after the Karnataka High Court ordered the State government to give police protection to theatres screening the film, the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court refused to stay the release of the film, which has been facing legal and political hurdles.

The film, however, will have its full-fledged release in the state on Friday, The New Indian Express reported. A morning show in Lido Mall on MG Road had to be cancelled and money was refunded to all customers.

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

Earlier, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy had suggested voluntarily backing off from the release in view of the sentiments of the protesters. "But we hope they have some great story to be shared which may be liked and the film does well", said Mohan. There was security in all the malls where the screening had been planned with about 50 police personnel both outside the mall and inside near the screening halls. While fans are enjoying the release of the much awaited movie, here's another reason to celebrate.

Rough estimates say that for Rajinikanth's last film, Kabali, the film was released in more than 300 screens and each screen averaged a take of more than Rs 2 lakh a day. The Chamber stated that Rajinikanth's statement on the Cauvery issue reportedly hurt the sentiments of Kannadigas. Made on an estimated budget of Rs 140 crore, the broadcasting rights of the film have also been sold to Star TV and Amazon. "Also, a section of Rajinikanth's audience is not happy with his entry into politics", said Mohan.

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