Kaala Released In Bengaluru Despite Protests - Rajinikanth’s Star Power!

Amidst Controversy in Karnataka SC Refuses to Stay Release of 'Kaala'

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

Hundreds of activists of pro-Kannada organisations, including the KRV, gathered outside theatres and multiplexes in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Ballari and Belagavi to protest against the film's release."Cauvery water is more important than a Rajinikanth film for us".

Young and talented director Karthik Subbaraj's film with Superstar Rajinikanth seems to have took off splendidly today.

In Chennai, Rajini fans offered milk to the poster of the 67-year-old actor and burst crackers before gathering in large numbers to watch the film in theatres.

As the admirers celebrated the release of the much-awaited film by dancing to the beat of the drums, the skies too opened up to match the footsteps of Rajini lovers.

The Karnataka High Court had on Tuesday directed the state government to provide necessary security for the peaceful release of the film. "But we hope they have a great story to be shared, which may be liked - and the film does well", he is quoted as saying.

Kaala has more than 230 screens in Kerala, as per reports. "The promos of Kaala haven't established a connect with Hindi audiences".

"Kaala has to compete with a Steven Spielberg franchise Jurassic World which is a huge event". While single screens did not try releasing the film, a few multiplexes started screening after 1 pm. Even the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is reportedly disappointed with Thalaivar over his comments on Cauvery water issue. Our honour and Kannada pride are at stake. Though the film recorded very low bookings online, the Rajinikanth-starrer is being celebrated by fans across the state. "We will not allow Tamil films to run".