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KAALA [Tamil]

KAALA <span>[Tamil]</span> artwork

KAALA [Tamil]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 159m 20s

Release date 11/06/2018

Ratings Info moderate violence, threat, injury detail

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Pa. Ranjith

Cast includes Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Sakshi Agarwal

Summary KAALA is a Tamil language drama in which a politician opposes a scheme to clear a slum.

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 2m 21s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 01/06/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KAALA is a Tamil language drama in which a politician opposes a scheme to clear a slum.


Fight sequences feature heavy kicks, punches and slaps. People are struck with sticks and metal poles, resulting in crunchy blows and minor bloody aftermath detail. One man breaks another's arm. A car is deliberately struck by other vehicles, creating an intense crash sequence that results in a character's death. There is also brief black-and-white footage of a man being whipped, without blood or injury detail.


A group of frightened women and children are trapped by spreading fire, but are soon rescued. A woman is surrounded and beaten by police.

Injury detail

Moderate injury detail includes sight of bleeding wounds during fight scenes, as well as a brief, non-graphic image of a hanging body after an off-screen murder.

Villains throw a piece of pork into a mosque in an attempt to incite violence. The pork is pixilated.

There are occasional bereavement scenes in which people weep for murdered relatives and friends. There is also infrequent mild bad language (e.g. 'shit', 'damn', 'hell').

Cuts information

The company chose to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a '12A' classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut '15' was available.


Title Information
Ayngaran International
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
161m 41s
Approved footage
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