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Kaala Karikaalan: Rajinikanth is back as 'Thalaivar164'

  • Dhanush took to Twitter to unveil the first look poster of Rajinikanth's forthcoming film titled Kaala Karikaalan.
  • The shooting is expected to go on the floors on May 28
  • Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has been paired opposite Thalaivar after Vidya Balan walked out of the project.

Kaala Karikaalan Rajinikanth is back as Thalaivar164
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Despite opening to mixed reviews from critics and audiences, Kabali became the highest grossing Tamil film last year. And Rajini and director Ranjith duo is likely to recreate the magic at the box office.  

Now, Rajinikanth and Pa Ranjith are once again collaborating for a film, which is also tipped to be a gangster film. While the shooting is expected to go on the floors on May 28, the film has now been titled Kaala Karikaalan. 

The film previously called Thalaivar 164,  now has been titled Kaala Karikaalan. The movie will be produced by Dhanush's Wunderbar Films and this is the first time that Rajinikanth and Dhanush are working together. Fans of Thalaivar have been waiting for the details and the first look.



Revealing the poster, Dhanush wrote, “Wunderbar films presents .. superstar Rajinikanth in and as #thalaivar164.” 

According to the reports, Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi has been signed to play the female lead in the movie 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. The rest of the cast is yet to be revealed but the interest in Rajinkanth’s next film is at an all-time high. Santhosh Narayanan, who set the internet on fire with his Neruppu Da, will be composing the score for 'Kaala Karikaalan.'


If you are wondering what the name of the film Kaala Karikaalan stands for. So Kaala means dark in many languages, it also stands for Yama, the god of death. Reports suggested that Rajinikanth will play a gangster who brings justice to the wrongdoers in his style. Karikaalan, meanwhile, was a popular Chola king. 

Earlier, after reports that the film is based on the life of Mumbai’s late don Haji Mastan Mirza, his foster son had sent a notice to Rajinikanth. The makers, however, said the film is not based on Haji Mastan.

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