'Kabali'
'Kabali' will get a censor certificate soon. Pictured: A movie still from Rajinikanth's film.PR Handout

Rajinikanth's "Kabali" is getting ready for the crucial stage of getting a censor certification. The makers will soon submit their movie to the regional censor board for certification.

"#Kabali Producer #KalaipuliThanu and technical crew led by director @beemji watched the double positive today. Getting ready 4 censor soon," journalist Sreedhar Pillai wrote. The makers of the movie are hoping to get a 'U' certificate from the board.

The Tamil Nadu government gives tax exemption to the movies, which bag a 'U' certificate from the regional censor board and to the films that promote Tamil culture. Hence, filmmakers try their best to get this certificate as the 30 percent exemption plays a major role in the profits they make.

The makers of "Kabali" will formally announce the release date of the film once they get the certificate from the regional censor board. As per the rules, a release date of the film can only be announced after being certified from the board. The Kollywood movie is most likely to hit the screens on July 1.

The "Kabali" distributor in Malaysia has started promotions of the film by advertising its release date as July 1. The Rajinikanth-starrer will be simultaneously released in Tamil and Telugu, along with a few other languages, possibly in Hindi as well.

Meanwhile, the pre-release business of "Kabali" is expected to reach Rs. 200 crore from the sale of theatrical rights, endorsements and merchandise.

On the other hand, the stage is getting ready for the audio launch of "Kabali," which is likely to be held on June 9. According to reports, the makers are organising a grand event for the music release. More details are expected to be out shortly.

"Kabali" is an action-thriller in which Rajinikanth plays the role of a don. He has paired up with Radhika Apte in the film, which has been directed by Pa Ranjith and produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu.  

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