‘Kaala’ A treat for Rajini’s fans


Director: Pa. Ranjith
Cast: Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Nana Patekar, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil
As there was no much hype about the film before the release, people who enter the theatre with no expectations might be pleasantly surprised.
Rajinikanth plays Kaala, a don under whose protection the people of Dharavi live. Their fight is for the land – and as the film tells us in the beginning, war began with private property and it continues to be fought for it.
A powerful politician wants to clear a slum in the name of a scheme to make Mumbai a better place, but he has an ulterior motive. We know who the politician (Nana Patekar) is and we know who is not going approve of this plan (Rajinikanth). All these are pretty clear from the teasers. But how and what happens, in the end, is all that we need to know.
Kaala is more emotional, it has a relationship based story intertwined with social issues. Rajinikanth and Eswari’s romance portion is refreshing and suits Rajini’s current image. Huma Qureshi’s love track looked a little stretched. But one feels that it is done to establish the fact that Kaala would not even mind going against the love of his life.
Rajinikanth is back with full vigour and energy, which is a major boost. His evergreen screen presence is exemplary and unmatchable no matter how old he gets. Rajini’s costumes and other accessories like coolers and umbrella have become style statements among the younger lot already. Fans who are longing to watch Rajini in a complete mass avatar are will be pleased.
Superstar has been put to good use with the support of some terrific background score by Santhosh Narayanan.  He  adds a lot of strength through his BGM score.Among the other performers, Nana Patekar is a new addition to the list of powerful, deadly and memorable villains of Rajinikanth films. All the supporting actors, from Samuthirakani, Dileepan, Manikandan and others have done their part well.