'Lal Salaam': 6 reasons to watch Rajinikanth's film

Lal Salaam, which stars Vishnu Vishal and Rajinikanth in prominent roles and explores religious unity, is planned to be released on February 09.

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Superstar Rajinikanth remarked that it means "salute to the revolution." He said the film highlights a pressing issue— preserving community trust and compassion. 

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Inspired by true events

Former journalist Vishnu Rangasamy and Aishwarya used a plot from a community conflict he covered as a journalist a few years ago to write Lal Salaam. 

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Aishwarya’s comeback

In 2012, Aishwarya's debut film 3 was a smash. This is her first major release since 2015's Vai Raja Vai and 2017's Cinema Veeran. She may succeed after eight years.

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Rituals, customs and culture

Village festivals seem to dominate the story. The video says the "chariot festival" is important to local people. However, politics hinder the festivity.

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Vishnu Vishal’s role

Vishnu, as a Muslim cricketer, was influenced by communal strife. Cricket is his salvation, but he never gets a fair shot.

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Rajinikanth’s Moideen Bhai

Rajinikanth seems to be the X factor of the film. He plays Moideen Bhai, someone who’s looking to keep peace between communities.

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