Kaala teaser: Rajinikanth's reunion with Pa Ranjith after Kabali poses a serious question — will the man ever age?

Mridula Ramadugu

March 02, 2018 09:25:41 IST

The first teaser of Rajinkanth's next Kaala is now out and the superstar once again is presented in a rugged and sleek avatar.

Kaala looks like an out and out Rajini fest with mind blowing punch lines, massy background score and several action-packed sequences, yet again making us wonder — Will the man ever age?

Rajinikanth in a still from Kaala. YouTube

Rajinikanth in a still from Kaala. YouTube

Needless to say, the first teaser of Kaala has already amped up fan expectations once again as Thalaivar takes on the role of Kaala Karikaalan, a gangster who is pitted against Nana Patekar. Though not mentioned anywhere, it is said that Rajinikanth's character Kaala originally belongs to Tamil Nadu and later goes on to lead a pack in Dharavi, Mumbai. And that is why the 'Kya re, setting ah?' with that evergreen smirk.

In this first glimpse we see Rajinikanth as Kaala who heads a community in Mumbai, challenging the opposition in undying rage and confidence. He is the unapologetic Karikaalan — The god of death and the one who fights to protect. And it looks like the man sets off to pluck out every one and anyone who comes in his way, or rather in the way of his people's lives. Much like Kabali, Rajinikanth plays a role closer to his real age and is quite the ageing don.

Huma Qureshi is seen as a part of his community but little is revealed about her role in this gangster plot. Eswari Rao plays the fun loving and goofy role of Rajini's wife.

So far, there is nothing we have not seen before of the superstar. However, unlike Rajinikanth's previous glimpses, Kaala plays it a little subtle with the first teaser of the larger than life actor's role. And of course, it leaves us wanting more as Thalaivar signs off with — "Indha Karikaalan oda mulu rowdythanatha neenga pathadhu illa la? Papinge!" (You haven't seen my downright rowdyism right? You will!)

Directed by Pa Ranjith, the Kabali duo come together once again with Kaala, only this time, Dhanush too joins hands with the two as producer with Wunderbar Films. The upcoming Tamil action drama also stars Samuthirakani and Anjali Patil among others.

Kaala is also the return of the Santosh Narayanan and Rajinikanth combination, after 2016's Kabali. And with the background score that we hear of so far, it seems like the music composer has picked up from exactly where he left.

He manages to build excitement with yet another hard-hitting and racy score, also giving us a major throwback to Kabali's cult hit 'Neruppu Da' as we hear Kaala screaming out loud in the teaser. Rajinikanth's character sketch itself actually mostly reminds us of Kabali. The audience can not wait to see if Kaala turns out one notch higher than Kabali or not.

The film is slated for a 27 April release and Twitterati and Rajinkanth's fans have already got the whistles and fire crackers ready, just like Dhanush rightly mentions while releasing the teaser — Whenever or however Thalaivar's teaser releases, it is definitely Diwali!

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2018 11:38 AM