Since its announcement, Kabali is in news headlines with its
matchless hype offered by the charm of superstar Rajinikanth. The teaser of the
film was released on May 1 and nobody thought it would break records as quickly
as it did. Within 22 hours, the teaser crossed 5 million views. Within no time,
the teaser has achieved another record. Reportedly, it is the most viewed
Indian film teaser with more than 17.1 million views.
The highest records were
previously held by Bollywood film Dhoom 3 and Salman Khan's Sultan with just
over 17 million views. The dialogues rendered by Rajinikanth in the teaser gone
viral. According to the reports, the distribution rights for the film have been
sold at record prices. Film enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the film to be released as they want to know whether it break the box-office record of Aamir Khan starrer PK - the highest grossing Indian film.
The film is set to be released in more than 5000 theatres. Ealier, movies like PK and Baahubali were released in more than 5000 theatres.
Along with Rajinikanth, several foreign actors, including Taiwanese actor Winston Chao is playing pivotal roles in this film along with
Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, and John Vijay. The film was shot in locations like Malaysia, Bangkok
and Hong Kong.
Style Icon is back on track
The previous films of Rajinikanth didn’t do well at the box office and it seems the star was more cautious in selecting the scripts later. He tactically chose the script of Kabali to come back with a bang. As per the trailer, Rajini plays his own age in this film and it is one of the major attractions of this film. The teaser also depicts Rajini’s late 80s style with same costumes. This prompts his fans to celebrate the film with 100 percent expectation.
PA Ranjith joins hands with Rajini for the first time
PA Ranjith is one of the most acclaimed directors of this time and he already proved his craftsmanship with his works Attakathi and Madras. Both films were well received by critics and the audience. When such a new-generation director joins hands with a legend like Rajini, expectations are sky high.
Fresh Music - a
Unlike other Rajini films, Kabali’s music section is handled
by a comparatively new comer Santhosh Narayanan, who is famous with his songs
from various movies including Attakkathi, Pizza, Soodhu Kawum and Madras. The
track ‘Nerippu Daa’ is already in chartbusters and it seems other songs in this
movie will also rule the chartbusters in the coming days.
Air Promotion – the next level film promotion
We have seen posters and hoardings of a film that is going to be released soon. But have you ever seen, at least heard about a films promotion through air? Well, Kabali breaks that record too. AirAsia India has unveiled its all new re-branded aircraft that features promotion works of Kabali. The airline has made it clear that the special livery is a devoted to the Tamil superstar and his fans.
The aircraft bears the image of Rajini from the movie Kabali and also its parts have been painted and stickered with the livery. The aircraft is scheduled to fly across the AirAsia India network of destinations spanning Bengaluru, New Delhi, Goa, Pune, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati, Imphal, Vizag and Kochi.
As air promotion is being scheduled, road promotion have already started. Car owners took out a road show displaying Kabali posters. It was during the day the film's audio was released.
The makers of the film have already stated that the film will be screened exclusively for travellers who will be on board at the Air Asia India flight on the release date of the film. Air Asia India has thus become the official airline partner for the movie. As per reports, the airline has planned a special flight from Bangalore to Chennai to carry guests to watch the first show of the movie. The film is all set to be released in July 22.
Social Media also celebrates Kabali
Social Media also celebrates Kabali especially after the
teaser release. Now, the airline has also launched a social media contest
asking Rajni fans to post their Kabali style video on their official Facebook
page. Reportedly, the the top 10 winners in the contest will get to watch the
first show of Kabali on the day of release. Three other winners will stand a
chance to fly to the locations where the movie was shot in Kuala Lumpur and
Heavy rush to get
Distributors all over the country were falling over each
other to get distribution rights for Kabali and as per reports crores have been
spent for the same. Popular Malayalam superstar Mohanlal bagged the film’s right
to distribute it in Kerala region. Since Rajinikanth has a huge fan following
in all the states in India, distributors are confident enough about the films
run.According to the reliable sources, the release rights of the film in North India have been bagged by Fox Star India banner.
Well, we have to wait until July 22 to see what is going to happen. According to film enthusiasts and critics across the country, the film already created history and after the release, it will create another history along with breaking all major records.