The Telugu version of Rajinikanth's "Kabali" has completed the formalities of the censor board and is set for release in theatres on July 22. The advance ticket booking for the film will open on July 18.
The makers of "Kabali" held a special screening of its Telugu version to the officials of regional censor board on July 16. After watching the film, the censors have awarded it a 'U' certificate. Soon after the certification, producer Kalaippuli S Thanu took to his Twitter handle to confirm the news. Meanwhile, he also requested Rajinikanth fans to support him to make it big success at the box office.
Kalaippuli S Thanu tweeted: "#Kabali Telugu has got U certificate !! #KabaliFromJuly22nd Expecting support from fans all around the world!" He added: "Hoping #Thalaivar fans will give us @beemji a even bigger response for the movie:) #Kabali #KabaliFromJuly22nd."
Rajinikanth has a huge fan following in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and his fans are desperately waiting for its release in these states. The advance ticket booking for Kabali will open in theatres across India on July 18. Noted Southern film critic Sreedhar Pillai tweeted: "#Kabali Telugu version censored, gets U certificate. Release July 22. #Kabali advance booking to open from July 18"
There are no new releases from Tollywood on July 22 and Abhishek Pictures, which has acquired the theatrical rights of "Kabali," has grand plans for its release across these states. It has intensified its promotions by giving ads in newspapers. The distribution house is likely to release the film in over 1000 screens across the both the Telugu speaking states. The Telugu version will also be released in Karnataka, Maharashtra and North India by the distributors of the respective regions.
CineGallaxy, which has acquired the distribution rights of all the versions of "Kabali," has planned to release its Telugu version in over 300 screens in the international markets. It has already booked 219 screens in U.S., 11 in Australia and released their schedule list. Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted: "219 theatres in USA so far for Telugu version of #Kabali."