Anyone can be Karikalan
The collective stomach of the Tamils is coiled tight and Kaala is a reflection of that burn. Pa Ranjith’s propaganda is sheer rage against the state machine on screen. Anyone who watches it will not miss its messages. A juxtaposing of good and evil, set against the marginalised truth of good and evil in the gritty context of class, caste and gender. An intersectional quelling of demons, including the ones that possess the viewer.