Kaala Movie 2018 Review, Cast And Plot


Kaala movie which is produced by Dhanush is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language action drama film. Written and directed by Pa. Ranjith. The movie which stars Rajinikanth in the lead role was announced in 2016. Though earlier scheduled to be released on 27 April 2018, was postponed to June due to the standoff between Nadigar Sangam and Digital Service Providers.

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Kaala movie tells the tale of a young Tamilian named Kaala Karikalan from Tirunelveli, who becomes a big-shot don in Mumbai. Karikalan, the leader of Dharavi stands against Union minister, Haridev “Hari Dhadha” Abhayankar, who plans to clear the areas belonging to him and his people with claims of constructing buildings. However, plans to use his construction company in the form of government scheme with the help of his supporter Vishnu Bhai.


Hari Dhadha’s multiple attempts to kill Kaala in order to take control of the area failed. But instead, leads to the death of Kaala’s wife Selvi and older son Selvam. Kaala decides to take revenge on him and protect his people.

However, Hari Dhadha continues to cause lots of problems for the people in Dharavi. But Kaala, instead, encourages the people to protest against the government in order to give up the scheme. Hari Dhadha, with the help of Pankaj Patil, who is the Superintendent of Police (SP)  and also his supporter creates a curfew in Dharavi.

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Now with Hari Dhadha’s right-hand man Sunil along with some policemen, the inspector carries out sudden attacks. Kaala alongside his younger son Lenin, his future daughter-in-law Charumathi “Puyal” and his brother-in-law Vaaliyappan fights with Hari Dhadha’s henchmen and the police.

However, inspector Pankaj Patil gets arrested, after a video taken by a reporter during the curfew provides evidence that the henchmen were brought into Dharavi to create problems with his support. Then, Kaala is believed to be dead by the police after his chawl is set ablaze. But, the people of Dharavi deny the news claiming that there is no death for him.

Later on, at a function for constructing a new building in Dharavi. Hari Dhadha begins to hallucinate the appearance of Kaala among the crowd. He is then killed by the people of Dharavi. The government then stops the entire scheme.


Prompted by the success of Dharavi, many slums all around India start to follow Kaala’s way of protest to protect their neighborhood.

Kaala Movie Cast

  • Rajinikanth as Karikaalan “Kaala”
  • Nana Patekar as Haridev Abhayankar “Hari Dhadha”
  • Eswari Rao as Selvi
  • Huma Qureshi as Zareena
  • Samuthirakani as Vaaliyappan “Vaaliyappa”
  • Anjali Patil as Charumathi “Puyal Gaekwad
  • Dileepan as Selvam, Karikaalan’s son
  • Nitish Veera as Kathiravan, Karikaalan’s son
  • Manikandan as Lenin, Karikaalan’s son
  • Aruldoss as MLA
  • Aravind Akash as Sivaji Rao Gaekwad
  • Sayaji Shinde as Minister of Maharashtra
  • Sampath Raj as Vishnu “Vishnu Bhai”
  • Ravi Kale as Sunil
  • Pankaj Tripathi as SP Pankaj Patil
  • Arundhati as Karikaalan’s daughter-in-law
  • Suganya as Karikaalan’s daughter-in-law
  • Sakshi Agarwal as Karikaalan’s daughter-in-law
  • Ramesh Thilak as a reporter
  • Vishalini as Devi
  • Dopeadelicz as one of the Dharavi residents
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Kaala Movie Overview

  • Genre(s):-  Action, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date:- 6 June 2018 (USA)
  • Directed By:- Pa. Ranjith
  • Produced By:- Dhanush
  • Wriiten By:- Pa. Ranjith, Aadhavan Dheetchanya, K. Makizhnan
  • Run Time:- 159 minutes
  • Country:- India
  • Language:- Tamil
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