The near two-minute teaser starts off with veteran star Nana Patekar asking what kind of a name Kaala is, with a voiceover in the next scene saying it means not only the colour black but also someone who fights and defends.
Later, Rajinikanth himself is shown explaining that black is the colour of hard work. The actor is seen speaking in the Tirunelveli slang of the Tamil language.
Actor Dhanush, also Rajinikanth’s son-in-law, has produced the movie under his banner Wunderbar Films Pvt Ltd.
Pa Ranjith is the director of the film, his second association with Rajinikanth after their 2016 gangster flick Kabali.
Dhanush released the teaser on his Twitter page today.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) March 2, 2018
‘Kaala’ will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Besides Rajinikanth and Patekar, the movie also features Hindi cinema actor Huma Qureshi, actor-director Samudrakani, Eswari Rao and a host of others.
Ranjith’s favourite musician, Santosh Narayanan has once again teamed up with the filmmaker to compose the musical score for the film.
Rajinikanth is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 150 films, predominantly in Tamil cinema. He began his film career by playing antagonistic and supporting roles before graduating to a lead actor. After starring in numerous commercially successful films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he has continued to hold a matinee idol status in the popular culture of Tamilnadu. Writing for Slate, Grady Hendrix, called him the “biggest movie star you’ve probably never heard of.” Rajinikanth has also worked in other Indian film industries such as Bollywood, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali.