On the day Rajinikanth starrer Kabali released in Malaysia, the country where the movie is based, thousands of fans battled through heavy rain in Kuala Lumpur to reach theatres to watch their ‘Thailavar’. The timing of the movie was 10 pm but crowds had line dup on the streets as early as 6 pm.
‘Kabali’ is a movie in which the lead is played by Rajinikanth based on a real-life don called Kabaliswaran. Kabali came to everyone’s notice here when prominent actors like Rosyam Nor, Norman Hakim, Zack Taipan, Tony Kassim and Taiwan’s Winston Chao were offered roles.
The special screening was also attended by the president of Malaysia’s largest ethnic Indian based political party MIC president S Subramaniam, his deputy SK Devamany, Deputy youth and sports minister M Saravanan, actors Jalaluddin Hasan, Norman Hakim and Dhansika, who star in the movie as well.
Subramaniam lauded the makers for shooting the film in the country and adding to the economic growth. He noted that about 1,000 Malaysians took part in the making of the movie and that the money spent on it had contributed to the local economy, local news agency Bernama said.
(With PTI inputs)