‘Kaala Karikaalan’ Rajinikanth’s next

Superstar Rajinikanth and director Pa Ranjith are coming back once again after their blockbuster gangster drama Kabali. Both of them are collaborating for a Tamil film, which is also tipped to be a gangster flick. The shooting is expected to go on the floors on May 28, The film has now been titled ‘Kaala Karikaalan‘.

When asked about the title, Pa Ranjith said that the movie has a lot of significance in Tamil culture and carries great valour. Karikaalan was a Choza king from the Sangam era and is attributed to have accomplished mighty feats, including constructing the Kallanai dam over Cauvery river.

Director Pa Ranjith, also explained that Karikaalan is worshipped as a demigod by a group of people, who now reside in Mumbai. Since the movie is based on Tamilians living in Mumbai, he opted for the name. Ranjith also hinted that there is surreal politics hidden behind the name as well.

Despite opening to mixed reviews from critics and fans, Kabali became the highest grossing Tamil film last year. And Rajini-Ranjith duo is likely to recreate the magic at the box office. To be produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films, is touted to be a gangster drama made on the lines of Kabali.

Huma Qureshi has been paired opposite Rajinikanth after Vidya Balan walked out of the project due to date issues. Interestingly, Vidya was supposed to work with Rajinikanth earlier in Lingaa and Kabali.

Dhanush unveil the first look poster of superstar Rajinikanth’s forthcoming film titled Kaala Karikaalan on Twitter.