Kaala has exceeded the expectations as far as word of mouth is concerned and also earned a bunch of blockbuster accolades. Rajinikanth starrer has become the all time no.1 opener in Chennai city by grossing 6.64 crores. Kaala was released on Thursday hence it had a 4 day weekend which is clearly more than most films but still the collections are magnum-opus and it had to be Rajini breaking such records. Makers took this very bold decision by basing the film in Mumbai and not Chennai because Dharavi is the biggest slum in all of Asia and no location like such exists in Chennai.
People of many different regions fell for the conflicts of Dharavi which is why Kaala is doing phenomenally very well all over. Rajini has donned a mass avatar after a long time of wearing suits in the film and it sure did worked in the favor. Ranjith’s modern narrative technique merged with Rajini’s old age classic storytelling produced a rather euphoric experience especially in the climax. The shot taking and camera angles balanced two different worlds very positively and Ranjith redeemed himself from the flaws in Kabali.
Considering the fact that Rajini played a don in both the films who works for the people, Kaala’s character seemed somewhat different from Kabali. World of both the films are very different and Ranjith was able to capture the inner workings of a slum quite well but refrained from showing the bad side of it. Slums are clearly full of petty criminals of all kinds which makes the place a difficult to exist in. Ranjith’s narrative took one side of it and showed a bunch of poor people who are extremely good at heart and would never hurt a fly, that’s not how slums work. Collections of this film are charging through the roof.