Asked about the similarity between the films’ posters, he said: “Even I didn’t know that. We are small filmmakers, I saw that Rajinikanthji’s film stole the poster of our film. You see his film’s poster and see our film’s poster. No big deal about it. Watch his film and watch our film, too.”
Both the posters see the faces of the lead actors, Irrfan Khan and Rajinikanth, with numerous buildings and skyscrapers standing horizontally on their faces.
Though the Madaari poster is mentioned as its official poster, loyal fans of Rajinikanth have clarified, on a website talking about the comparison, that the Kabali poster in question is a fan-made one and not the official poster. There are numerous posters of Kabali doing the rounds on social media.
Rajiniknath had shared two posters on his Twitter account in September last year, when the shooting had begun.
About Madaari, Irrfan also said: “The film is a thriller, the film is talking about you. It is talking about 150 crore people, that there is a hero in every person and when that person wakes up then no one can face that person.” Madaari releases on July 15.