Rajinikanth’s Kaala has been facing a lot of hassles for the past couple of days.

A few days ago, a petition was filed seeking a stay on Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala. The petition was heard today and the Supreme Court has refused to stay the film’s release.

The judge said, “Everyone is eagerly waiting for the film and the court cannot just stay the release just a day before the film’s release.”

According to reliable sources, Kaala, which was initially banned in Karnataka, will now release in nearly 130 screens in the state. On June 5, the Karnataka High Court ordered the state government to provide protection to the list of theatres which have come forward to screen Kaala.

Even though the advance bookings for Kaala have been at an all-time low, Rajinikanth’s fans are hoping that the tides will turn after the first show. The makers haven’t gone big on promotion, thereby relying on the film’s content.

Over the past few weeks, the troubles for Kaala have been numerous. From Rajini facing the wrath of people for his remarks on the Tuticorin massacre, to plagiarism charges, to people seeking a ban on the film’s release, the Kaala team has seen it all.

Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala is a commercial film that is laced with political elements. The film’s ensemble cast include Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Samuthirkani and Sampath.