Kaala poster


  • 07 Jun 2018
  • 2h 42m
  • Action, Drama
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Kaala is an Indian 2018 Tamil language political gangster drama film, written and directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Dhanush. Starring Rajinikanth in the lead role.





  • Status Released
  • Release date 07 Jun 2018
  • Running time 2h 42m
  • Genres Action, Drama


Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards - 2018
Eshwari Rao
Best Supporting Actress


Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Eshwari Rao, Samuthirakani, Anjali Patil

In Mumbai, the people who had migrated from southern Tamil Nadu are living as majority in the slum of Dharavi. Haridev "Hari Dhadha" Abhayankar, previously a gangster who had carried out attacks in Dharavi in the 1980s, repeatedly tries to evict the people of Dharavi and seize their land. Over the years, he becomes an MP and later a Union Minister. By 2015, Dharavi becomes the central spot of downtown Mumbai. Hari plans to clear the area to construct posh buildings using his construction company in the form of government schemes with the help of his party supporter Vishnu Bhai.

Karikaalan, godfather of the people living in Dharavi, opposes Hari's plans as he wants to protect the area and his people. His ex-lover Zareena returns to her native Dharavi as a representative NGO that hopes to improve the living standards in Dharavi, unbeknownst of Hari's intentions. Despite many attempts by Hari's men, Kaala does not permit evacuation of the slum. Kaala is arrested after his wedding anniversary party, and then is assaulted in the police station in front of Hari and State Minister. The next day, Kaala is released. While he is returning home, Hari's assassination attempt on Kaala, in order to take control of the area, kills Kaala's wife Selvi and second son Selvam. Kaala then decides to take revenge on Hari.

Hari threatens the people in Dharavi by creating problems, but Kaala encourages the people to protest against the government in order to give up the scheme. Kaala and his people campaign through social media, and within two weeks, the State government cancels Hari's "Clean Mumbai Initiative." Humiliated, Hari creates a curfew in Dharavi with the aid of SP Pankaj Patil. Along with some policemen and Hari's right-hand man, Inspector Sunil, they raid the area. Kaala, his younger son Lenin, daughter-in-law Puyal, and brother-in-law Vaaliyappan also fight alongside him against Hari's henchmen and the police. The police believe Kaala is dead after his chawl is set ablaze.

Pankaj gets arrested after a video taken by a reporter named Praveen during the curfew provides evidence that the henchmen were brought into Dharavi to create problems with police's support. They inform the media, but the people of Dharavi deny the news of his death. Hari again enters Dharavi at a function for constructing a new building. Here, he begins to hallucinate Kaala's appearance among the crowd and behaves erratically. He is then killed by the people of Dharavi in a riot, and the government again cancels the scheme. With Dharavi's success, many slums start to follow Kaala's way of protest to protect their neighborhood, irrespective of their illegal occupation of lands.


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