It is not uncommon to witness the clash of big budget flicks at boxoffice on weekends, but this Friday the fight is between the Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala and Hollywood film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. As the Hollywood films have rose to a level to compete with Indian films this year, the fight has become interesting. The major factor for this epic battle is the release of both films in multiple languages. While Kaala will release in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released in English too. So, both the films have a pan-India release and expectations are already high.
There is also not much difference in screen count as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gets released in 2300 screens while Kaala gets released in 2000 screens. But Kaala will overshadow Jurassic World in Tamil Nadu as Superstar has upper hand in terms of screen count and craze. This is also the first major release in Tamil Nadu after the theatre strike and the expectations are sky high. As the 2015 version of Jurassic World was a boxoffice sensation is India, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has better chances in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Telugu states have been a strong market for Rajinikanth since decades and Kaala could be a blockbuster with a hit talk. Rajinikanth’s comment on Cauvery issue resulted in the ban of Kaala in Karnataka. Although Supreme court refused to stall the release of the film, the boxoffice performance of the film depends on the common audience.
Superstar Rajinikanth played the role of a local don in Kaala. The film set in Dharavi slum in Mumbai is directed by Pa. Ranjith and Produced by Dhanush. The look and style of Rajinikanth and the epic combination of Rajinikanth and Nana Patekar are the highlights of the film. The censor board member of UAE, Umair Sandhu, gave a 4-star rating to Kaala praising the performance of Suerstar Rajinikanth. He usually gives higher ratings to all the movies, so his review and rating are not credible. In fact, Umair Sandhu highly rated movies like Agnyaathavaasi, Spyder etc which were disasters at boxoffice. Nevertheless, he is the first to review the film and his rating satisfied many fans. There are positive reviews for the films from the overseas audience too. As the film is ready to release within a few hours in India, the audience are eagerly waiting for the result. Read complete review of Kaala here.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the Fifth instalment in the Jurassic Park series and Third in the Jurassic World trilogy. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened to positive reviews and a 69% fresh rating on tomato meter on rotten tomatoes site. The character development and action scenes are criticized by reviewers. Considering the overall positive reviews and reception, this film is expected to have a good run at Indian boxoffice. As there is not much competition in the coming weeks, Kaala and Jurassic World can smash records at boxoffice. We have to wait for a few more hours to see the result of these Two films.