Pa Ranjith, the relatively inexperienced filmmaker who is currently directing the biggest Superstar of South Indian film industry, might've given away the official title of Rajinikanth's upcoming film.
In a recent interview, Ranjith, who has just two films under his belt, has spoken about Rajinikanth's character in the movie. According to him, the role which the Lingaa star is playing right now will remind us about his own character from the 1978 classic Mullum Malarum.
Stitching together the pieces of clues left by the Attakathi director by the end of his speech, it can be said that Rajinikanth might reprise his character from Mullum Malarum, the only difference being the difference between the age of his character.
In fact, Ranjith has confessed to Rajinikanth that the character Kaali played by the Superstar in Mullum Malarum is one of his favourites and that it wasn't coincidence when Karthi's character in Madras was named Kaali(Kaleeswaran).
Hence, Rajinikanth's next film might be titled as 'Kaali' and the official announcement from the team is expected soon. It is to be noted that Rajini has already acted in a film titled Kaali in the year 1980 which was directed by I.V. Sasi.
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Madras As Kaali
The director has gone on to say that he had initially planned to name his second film as 'Kaali', but had to change it in the last minute as many felt that the title 'Madras' would be apt as the story was content driven and not character driven.
Rajinikanth Liked The Idea
It is also being said that when Ranjith expressed his idea of naming his third film as Kaali, Rajinikanth had liked the idea and also agreed to reprise his role from Mullum Malarum.
Rajinikanth's Next Will Not Defy Physics
Rajinikanth had liked the simplicity and originality of the film Madras and thus requested Ranjith to dish out a similar film. This suggests that the Superstar's next flick will not showcase him as a 'superman' who often insults the laws of physics.
Radhika Apte As Rajini's Heroine?
The latest speculation about the project is that actress Radhika Apte is being considered for a role in the film. Though Radhika has refuted such claims, sources close to the project have said that the young actress might be paired opposite Kalaiyarasan who is playing a prominent role in the film.
Project To Kick-Start From August
With the pre-production works coming to an end, the shooting of the film is expected to begin from the first week of August. The first schedule will begin in Malaysia post which the team will shoot the remaining portions in Chennai.
Rajinikanth Needs A Blockbuster
With Kochadaiiyaan and Lingaa failing to act like an usual Rajinikanth flick at the box office, the Superstar is in some sort of pressure to deliver a much needed hit. A blockbuster here would also spike the career graph of Pa Ranjith to place him in a different league altogether.