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Kamal Haasan lends support to Rajinikanth in Comali trailer row

Jayam Ravi plays a patient who wakes up from a 20-year coma in 2016, and when shown Rajinikanth announcing his political entry, Ravi, in jest, exclaims that he is still in 1996

Published: 04th August 2019

The trailer of the much-hyped Jayam Ravi film, Comali, was released on Saturday. While social media was abuzz with a lot of positive opinions regarding the Pradeep Ranganathan-directorial, the final few seconds of the trailer has angered certain sections of the audience. 

Jayam Ravi plays a patient who has been in a coma for 20 years, and wakes up in 2016. He is shown a visual of Rajinikanth announcing his political entry, and Ravi, in jest, exclaims that he is still in 1996. This attempt at humour by the Comali team has not gone down well with Rajinikanth's fans on social media, who started trending the hashtag 'Naalaya Thamizhagam Rajini'.

It was not just Superstar's fans who came out in support; Rajinikanth also found an ally in Kamal Haasan, who is said to have reached out to the producers to express his displeasure about this scene. This information was shared on Twitter by Murali Appas, filmmaker and Makkal Needhi Maiam spokesperson.    

Meanwhile, Pradeep, in a press interaction, revealed that he is a huge fan of the Superstar and the scene is a reflection of his wish that Rajinikanth had taken the political plunge sooner. This explanation was not considered satisfactory by fans who started trending the hashtag 'Boycott Comali'. 

Here are a few tweets from fans reacting to the issue: 


And here's the trailer:


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