Rajinikanth's "Kabali" is ready for the censor board as the movie is likely to be watched by the members of the regional censor board this week. If reports are to be believed, the Tamil flick will be certified by July 1.
"#Kabali Post-production is complete and the movie goes for censor around July 1st, [sic]" Kollywood tracker Ramesh tweeted. The makers are hoping to get a 'U' certificate from the regional censor board.
In Tamil Nadu, the state government provides 30 percent entertainment tax exemption to films that promote Tamil culture and get a "U" certificate from the regional censor board. This plays a major role in a film's success at the box office.
The makers of "Kabali" have so far projected the movie as a clean entertainer with mass-entertainment elements. Hence, fans and industry are expecting the movie to bag a 'U' certificate from the board.
Rajinikanth's movies for the last several years have bagged a 'U' certificate. "Kuselan," "Enthiran," "Kochadaiiyaan," and "Lingaa" are some of his films that passed the censor test with virtually no hurdles.
Meanwhile, the release date of "Kabali" has not been formally announced yet. All these while it was said that the movie might be released on July 15. But the latest reports say that it would be delayed.
"The release date oscillation continues.. #Kabali rumored to release on July 22 now. Many other films ll be looking to capitalize now. [sic]" journalist Kaushik LM tweeted.
"Kabali" is a multilingual movie, which is expected to release in four languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malai and Hindi) in one go. The film, which is produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu and directed by Pa Ranjith, is likely to see the light of the day in above 3,500 screens.
The movie tells the story of an ageing gangster, who rules the Malaysian underworld in "Kabali." Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Kishore, Kalaiyarasan and many others are in the cast.