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Rajinikanth Starrer Kaala Earns Rs 136 Crore, Does Pretty Well Internationally But Fails In India

The movie had a decent opening but it could not break the record of the movie Kabali, Pa. Ranjith and Rajinikanth’s last film

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Kaala is about the life of Tamils who live in large numbers in the city of Mumbai. The movie depicts the journey of a gangster who is the King of the Dharavi Slum of Mumbai. The moment an ex-gangster and now politician initiates a ‘clean Mumbai’ campaign targeting Dharavi, Kaala and his followers fight against him. The film also features empowered women characters.

Directed by PA. Ranjith, the movie stars Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, and Manikandan apart from Rajinikanth. Made on a huge budget of whopping Rs 140 crore, Dhanush's production earned Rs 235 crore (Rs 165 from theatrical rights and Rs 70 crore from satellite and music rights) before its release. 

The movie had a decent opening but it could not break the record of the movie Kabali, Pa. Ranjith and Rajinikanth’s last film. The movie ranked Rs 12.40 crore gross in AP and TS on its opening day. Kaala is, however, the second biggest opener of Rajnikanth after the movie Padmaavat.

The movie is doing great business abroad as well. It has become Rajinikanth’s 4th million grosser film in the United States. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala approved of the same and wrote, “Just In: #Kaala crosses the $1 Million mark in #USA - $1,019,988”. He added, “#Kaala is #Superstar @Rajnikanth’s 4th Million Grosser in #USA. #Kabali, #Endhiran and #Lingaa are his previous 3 Million Grossers.” It is doing exceptionally well at the Box Office of Australia, Ramesh Bala wrote, “#Kaala rocks #Australia Box Office...2-Days Gross: A$ 206,334 [₹ 1.06 crore]”. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also wrote, “Rajinikanth mania grips AUSTRALIA... #Kaala takes a FANTASTIC START... As a matter of fact, it’s one of the BEST STARTS by an Indian film in Australia... Debuts at No 5 at Australia BO...Thu A$ 105,672, Fri A$ 100,662, Total: A$ 206,334 [₹ 1.06 crore]”


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