Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala has finally hit the screens neither rain nor early morning chill prevent the spirit of Rajinikanth fans who came in large numbers to watch the superstar’s latest Kaala first day first show in Mumbai after Kabali.
Innumerable admirers were dancing to the beat of the drums, by 5 a.m, as many as 1,000 fans started thronging the multiplex police jeeps and a police van were stationed outside the venue for security reasons.
Rajini sir is our God. He is a culture in himself. I inherited my love for him from my parents. They will be proud of me,” said a 20-year-old fan from the Tamil stronghold of Dharavi who arrived at midnight to catch the first show at 6 a.m. at the theatre with his friends.
Men were dressed in suits, blazers and traditional lungi, and over 50 women draped in south Indian yellow sari, with ‘gajra’-adorned hair walked from a temple to the theatre to show their devotion for the actor.
Fans, made a portrait of 67 feet long Rajinikanth painted on their chests and some even replicating his Kaala look – black shirt, black lungi and a white beard signalling his age as 67.
Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala features Rajinikanth as a powerful don living in the slums of Dharavi. The film also features Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi and Anjali Patil.