Ending weeks of speculation, the producer of Rajinikanth’s new movie Kaala announced its release date today: June 7. Pa Ranjith’s film, starring the Tamil screen icon, Nana Patekar, Eswari Rao, Samuthirakani, Anjali Patil and Huma Qureshi, is about a Robin Hood-esque Mumbai slumlord.


The announcement by Wunderbar Films, which has produced the movie, confirms rumours that had been swirling about the release date. Kaala was originally supposed to have been out on April 27, but plans changed after the Tamil industry went on a strike on March 1.The movie is being distributed by Lyca Productions, and marks Ranjith’s second collaboration with Rajinikanth after Kabali in 2016.