Short of the pompous fanfare usual for a Rajnikanth starrer, Kaala released in 2000 screens across the globe only to register the lowest box-office collection ever for the superstar starrer.
The film earlier got embroiled in Cauvery controversy and faced a near ban in Karnataka.
Though theatres were provided in Karnataka, the film did not release in most of them.
Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala stands up for significance of owning land and having land rights.
The film produced by Dhanus’s Wunderbar Films, did a pre-release business of Rs. 200 crore.