Blame it on the ongoing strike in the Tamil film industry. But the fact is the new Rajinikanth starrer Kaala has been shifted from April 27 to June 7. A bit odd for a Rajini starrer which all ready and complete to be postponed by 5 weeks.
So what0 gives? According to sources the solution is not as simple as it seems. “The strike is just an excuse. Kaala was announced for April 27 which incidentally was the release date of the other Rajinikanth starrer on-hold 2:0, the Robot sequel which has been postponed repeatedly during the past six months. When 2: 0 couldn’t make it on April 27, Kaala quickly stepped in. Now that too is being postponed,” says a source close to the development. Apparently there is much more to the development than meets the eye. “Both 2:0 and Kaala are works in progress, the former more than the latter. But nonetheless neither film is fully ready for release,” whispers the source. The reason being given for the delay is post-production. “Both 2:0 and Kaala are taking far more time in post-production than was expected. In fact while the release date of 2:0 is nowhere in sight, Kaala may get postponed yet again from June 7 to the end of the year,” says the source.
In the meanwhile Rajnikanth fans can take solace in the delay in arch rival Kamal Haasan’s forthcoming project Vishwaroopam 2 and Shabash Naidu which contrary to reports are nowhere close to release.