It’s confirmed! Rajinikanth’s 164 officially titled Kaala Karikaalan


The moment we have been waiting for is here. Thalaivar 161 now has a title and its Kaala Karikaalan. How awesome is this! Rajini fans, what do you think?  Was it something you were expecting and is this title totally out of the blue? Obviously, the movie had to begin with K, courtesy Kabali. Now that Thalaivar 161 has a title, the film can finally roll out. The team is expected to go on floors on May 28. A special set replicating a specific part of Mumbai has been erected in Chennai. Rajinikanth himself has confirmed at the fan meet last week that shooting will begin three days from now. We can’t contain our excitement. The fact that it’s a thalaivar film is the primary reaosn and the other is – Rajinikanth is reuniting with the Kabali director – Pa Ranjith. That’s not all, this film will be produced by Dhanush, Rajini sir’s son-in-law. Now  you get why the excitement is at its peak. Reports suggest Huma Qureshi has been finalized to play the female lead. But we are now awaiting an official annoucement regarding the same.

Rajinikanth was last seen in Kabali, July 2016 where he played a Malaysian Don who represented all the Tamilians in this foreign land. The film also starred Radhika Apte and Dhansika. No other film had witnessed that kind of frenzy – There were flights flying fans to Chennai for a special FDFS, restaurants were creating Kabali special menus, companies were declaring the release day as a holiday, Kabali merchandise was available in abundance. The movie released in at least 40 countries across the world. While the film received mixed reviews, it performed phenomenally at the box office.

In other news, Rajinikanth’s other much-awaited film 2.0 that was to release this Diwali has been pushed to Jan 2018. This film is the sequel to his other hit Enthiran – The robot. This time he will have a face off with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar who plays the lead antagonist. The sci-fi flick also features Amy Jackson. After Baahubali 2, this is one of the most expensive films that is being made.

So, what do you think of the title? Has it finally got you excited about Thalaivar 161? We bet!

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