When Rajinikanth film is about to hit the screens, fan frenzy is but expected. However, the superstar's latest film Kabali has outdone every possible explanation in the book. Guess that's what defines Thalaivar and his power over the common man.
Even as people flock to theatres to catch a show of Rajinikanth's Kabali, social media has been flooded with reviews by people who were lucky enough to get tickets to Kabali. Which, as the past few days have been testimony to, is quite an indomitable task in itself.
Weeks before its release, Kabali tickets were sold out; theatres in Chennai, Bangalore and elsewhere in south India have seen stampede-like situations thanks to people t
Kabali is a revenge drama, plain and simple. But when the protagonist is played by the Superstar Rajinikanth, can anything be that simple?
Just as you cannot take out Salman Khan’s personality from the films he stars in, you can’t help but be immensely aware of Thalaiva’s larger-than-life presence looming over Kabali.
In the very first scene, Rajinikanth gives his fans what they’ve come to the theatres to see — a stylish entry to the strains of the anthem ‘Neruppu Da’. He is Kabali — the ‘ultimate’ don, who gives the lie to his 65 years.
“Tamil padangal la inga maru vachikutu mesai murikutu lugi katikutu nambiyar. Hey Kab
Ahead of Kabali’s launch, cyberspace has been seeing a flurry of Kabali-themed jokes. Newindianexpress.com brings you the best of the lot that describe the ‘thalaivar’ phenomenon.
1. Salman Khan released Sultan on Eid because it was a holiday; Rajinikanth released his movie, and the day became a holiday.
2. A guy had booked tickets for the Kabali first-day-first-show, without realising it was the same day as his wedding. When he realised his blunder, he asked his friends, “Anyone interested in getting married?”
3. In Mylapore, a priest walking on the road was asked, “Neenga endha kovil?” (Which temple do you belong to?) The Priest replied, &
Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth.
They say it is to avoid people calling in sick, turning off their phones or simply failing to turn up for work.
Kabali, the star's latest movie, will be released in some 12,000 screens.
One of Asia's highest paid actors, Rajinikanth is considered one of the most bankable stars in India.
Even before its release, Kabali, a gangster drama, has raked in some $30m (£20m) in film rights sales. It will also be dubbed in Telugu, Hindi and Malay.
Excitement is mounting in southern India as the movie is set for release
As the catchy signature song “Neruppu (fire) Daa” of the superstar’s latest flick Kabali becomes a rage amongst fans, gossip and juicy discussions are making the rounds.
Will this movie be similar to Rajinikanth’s much acclaimed blockbuster Basha? Will the box office records measure up to at least Enthiran, the last biggest hit of the Super Star? What would be the theme of this ‘neruppu Kabali’ ? What are the economics behind this giant marketing wheel that could be setting in motion a high impact trend?
Big brand endorsements have been latching onto Kabali fever. Air Asia and Airtel have jumped onto the Kabali bandwagon while radio FM stations are p
The release of Rajinikanth's "Kabali" is likely to land in trouble in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) as the distributor of "Vikrama Simha," the dubbed version of "Kochadiyaan," is set to stall it.
Kalaippuli S Thanu, the producer of "Kabali," confirmed on Saturday that the Telugu version of the Rajiniikanth and Radhika Apte-starrer has got a 'U' certificate from the censor board and it would be released in theatres on July 22. But now, reports suggest Sobhan Babu of Lakshmi Ganapathi Films is threatening to stall its release, if Rajini does not settle his losses suffered from "Vikrama Simha."
Madras High Court issued an interim order on Friday to ban 169 service providers including 225 websites from releasing Rajinikanth-starrer movie Kabali, to prevent illegal download.
Tamil film producer S Thanu on Thursday moved the Madras High Court seeking prevention of illegal downloads of Rajnikanth’s upcoming film ‘Kabali’ through about 180 websites and “countless unknown sites”, PTI reported.
Kerala-based company Muthoot Fincorp on Thursday partnered with superstar Rajinikanth-starrer “Kabali” for the exclusive roll-out of silver coins which will be available at its branches across the country. The 999 pure silver coins will feature an embossed image of Rajinikanth.
“The silver coins will be available in 5 gm (Rs 350), 10 gm (Rs 700) and 20 gm (Rs 1400). Although bookings for the coins can be made from Friday, they will only be made available after the release of the film,” Keyur Shah, CEO-Precious Metals, Muthoot Pappachan Group, told reporters here.
The film will release as early as 11 a.m. on July 21, at least 12 hours ahead of India
If you think that Rajinikanth fans who crossed Atlantic Ocean to settle down in the United States, might lose out on the fun that their counterparts have in Tamil Nadu when Kabali releases, you thought wrong. The fans in the U.S. will get to see the film as early as 11 a.m. on July 21, at least 12 hours ahead of the fans in India.
The film (in Tamil and Telugu) is expected to release in around 400 screens across the U.S. on July 21, the biggest-ever release for a Rajinikant film.
CHENNAI: No one knows what superstar Rajinikanth's "Kabali" has in store for fans, as the film is a good week away from its scheduled release on July 22. But, in real life, "Kabali" has already declared war on film pirates and vowed to finish off the thriving black market for films, music and all forms of creative art.
Producer of the movie S Thanu has moved the Madras high court to stop illegal download of the film by about 180 named websites and countless unknown sites, senior advocate Vijay Narayan told TOI.
Superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently in the US, is likely to miss the release of his Kabali in Chennai which is slated for a July 22 release.
With every passing day, expectations for superstar Rajinikanth's Kabali doesn't drop a number and it is the most-awaited Tamil film so far. According to sources, Kabali has gone for the censor board today (June 8) and the release date of the film can be expected anytime soon after the certification process.
Earlier, there were a lot of speculations surrounding the health of Superstar, who is currently in the US.
Rubbishing all the rumours, Rajinikanth's brother Sathyanarayana Rao assured that the actor has gone to the US f
The song Neruppu Da (fire blazing fiercely) from Rajinikanth's Tamil action-drama Kabali, which has got over nine million views on YouTube, is now the title of an upcoming Tamil project to be directed by newcomer B Ashok Kumar.
According to the makers, there's a valid reason behind the choice of the title.
"The film has a different take on the fire service, and it features Vikram Prabhu as a fireman as well as a hard core Rajinikanth fan. After much deliberation, we felt there can't be a better title than Neruppu Da," Ashok told IANS.
Kabali producer Kalaipuli S Thanu's permission was sought to use the title.
Produced under the banner of Vikram Prabhu
New Delhi:Promoting films in cities, press conferences and events is too mainstream for megastar Rajinikanth. You will be amazed to know how his upcoming release 'Kabali' is all set to conquer the sky. Reportedly, the Pa Ranjith directorial has joined forces with AirAsia India.
According to a LiveMint report, the low-fare airline has dedicated a special aircraft to this film. Interestingly, it displays pictures of the 65-year-old actor along with the film posters.
With every passing day, expectations for Kabali keeps escalating, thanks to Pa Ranjith for showing the 'actor' Rajinikanth we have been waiting to see.
Donning an-aged role, Superstar's look in the film with a salt and pepper hair and a greyish-white beard, raised the curiosity quotient.
Now that the film's release is pushed for a week, it's with the makers to take a final call on the release date.
Sources say that the makers have locked the run time of the movie to 2 hours and 32 minutes, and the film is to be examined by the Censor Board in days time.
Kabali is expected to release in over 3000 screens worldwide. The Malay version of Kabali is exp
Rajinikanth starrer “Kabali” will be distributed by Fox Star Studios pan-India except in the southern market.
Megastar Rajinikanth starrer “Kabali” will be distributed by Fox Star Studios pan-India except in the southern market, and the movie will release in over 1,000 screens in northern market on July 22.
Despite the films’ core language being Tamil, there is huge excitement and buzz in other parts of the country too. The film will be dubbed in Hindi and Telugu and will also be released with subtitles.
The music album of the Tamil film "Kabali" was released directly into the market on June 12, sans a formal function. All the songs have impressed music lovers and some of them have become chartbusters. The success of the album has created a lot of curiosity for the release of its Telugu audio. The audience have been desperately waiting for its release in the Telugu-speaking states.
THe disappointing news for the fans is that Rajinikanth will reportedly not be present on the Telugu audio release of "Kabali." The superstar is reportedly undergoing treatment for some illness. Other cast and crew members will grace the event. Some celebs from the Telugu film industry are e