Eagerly Awaited Rajinikanth-Starrer Kabali Commences Shooting Schedule with an Auspicious Puja Ceremony

The eagerly awaited Superstar Rajnikanth starrer Kabali commenced the shooting schedule with an auspicious puja ceremony on September 17 in Chennai.

The superstar, along with the entire cast and crew of the upcoming movie graced the occasion.

Dressed in dark-blue full-sleeved shirt and light-blue jeans, Rajinikanth arrived at the puja venue much to the delight of his fans. Others who were present at the function included the director Pa Ranjith and the producer Kalaipuli S Thanu.

According to sources from the film’s unit, the regular shooting for Kabali has already started and Rajinikanth has allotted 106 days for the shooting which will continue till the end of January. While the initial shooting will be in Chennai, the crew will be moving to Malaysia for the latter part of the shooting.

Kabali is purportedly based on the story of a real-life gangster from the Mylapore area of Chennai. Two posters of the movie have been released; in one Rajinikanth is seen dressed in a dapper grey suit sitting on a high-backed chair with his legs crossed over each and the Malaysian skyline including the twin towers in the background while in another he is shown as the local gangster, Kabaleeshwaran, the character he is portraying in the film.

Other actors essaying supporting and critical roles in the film include Radhika Apte, Kalaiarasan, Dinesh, Dhansika (who is reportedly playing his daughter) among others.

Kabali is estimated to catapult Rajinikanth to fame for his acting capabilities rather than on his showmanship which his diehard fans swear by. While his younger fans may not know, the superstar is capable of being a fascinating actor. Rajinikanth, a K Balachander protégé, essayed a small yet memorable role in the movie Apoorva Ragangal, in which he played the part of an abusive husband to rave reviews.

The Hindu, at the time wrote: Newcomer Rajinikanth is diginified and impressive. He has also given multiple memorable performances showcasing his immense acting skills in movies such as Moondru Moodichu, 16 Vayadhinile and Mullum Malarum before being accepted as a cigarette-flicking superstar and showman. Pa Ranjith promises to bring back that actor Rajinikanth in Kabali.

Moreover, the huge success of Papanasam, the latest Kamal Hassan movie in which he plays the role of a cable television operator, seems to have made both Pa Ranjith and Rajinikanth realize the importance of acting skills to woo audiences today.

Kamal Hassan’s excellent performance in Papanasam is the primary reason for its success, especially after the lukewarm response from his fans and audience to Viswaroopam and Uttama Villain, according to Hindustan Times, and Pa Ranjith, endorsed by Rajinikanth, is seemingly keen on repeating that effort.

Rajinikanth Joker-Look Profile in his Upcoming Movie Kabali Leaks and Rocks Social Media

Rajnikanth’s joker-look profile, purportedly a character in his upcoming movie Kabali, leaked to the social media is creating ripples of excitement amongst his fans.

The picture, reportedly a selfie taken in the course of the shooting, is rocking the social media sending his fans into frenzy.

The formal inauguration of the shooting for the highly hyped up next film of the Southern Superstar is due to be held in a couple of days. And the unexpected leak of a joker-look of Rajinikanth is rapidly setting the social media on fire. There are rumors floating around in the media that the picture is from Kabali, Pa. Ranjith-directed next Rajini-film. The shooting for Kabali is scheduled to start on September 17 on the auspicious occasion of Ganesha Chathurthi.

The leaked picture shows Rajinikanth’s heavily made-up face resembling that of a joker. Seeing the image, the already excited fans are eagerly looking forward to the Superstar’s character and role in Kabali. Other actors set to play critical roles in the movie include Radhika Apte (of Ahalya fame), Prakash Raj, Kalaiarasan, Dinesh Ravi and Dhansika. The film is produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu and the music is being scored by Santhosh Narayanan.

While initially it was rumored that most of the shooting for Kabali will take place in Malaysia, sources from the film unit now confirm that the Malaysian shooting schedule has been shortened considerably and the movie will primarily be shot in EVP Park and Adityaram studios in Chennai itself. Huge and grand sets are being erected for the shoot, reports IndianExpress.

Earlier there was another leaked photo of Rajnikanth purportedly in the guise of a Malaysian cop. The film itself is rumored to be based on a real-life underworld don from the Mylapore area in Chennai. Rajini is reportedly essaying the role of the don too. Multiple rumors about his role and character combined with photo leaks are creating added excitement to Rajnikanth fans as they wait with bated breath to see their idol recreate his famed style in Kabali.