Logstash-ES communication issue and Kibana not coming up

I have 2 nodes in a cluster , 35 and 72 with ELK/Shield installed on it. After enabling the Shield parameters in elasticsearch.yml, Logstash to ES communications not working and Kibana is not starting up.

I have enabled Shield plugin and configured the SSL/TLS encryption. Now my kibana is not starting up.

I can see these entries in logstash logs -

timestamp=>"2016-07-15T13:01:51.995000+0530", :message=>"Attempted to send a bulk request to Elasticsearch configured at '[""]', but Elasticsearch appears to be unreachable or down!", :error_message=>"Connection refused", :class=>"Manticore::SocketException", :client_config=>{:hosts=>[""], :ssl=>{:enabled=>true, :ca_file=>"/etc/logstash/cert.pem"}, :transport_options=>{:socket_timeout=>0, :request_timeout=>0, :proxy=>nil, :ssl=>{:enabled=>true, :ca_file=>"/etc/logstash/cert.pem"}}, :transport_class=>Elasticsearch::Transport::Transport::HTTP::Manticore, :headers=>{"Authorization"=>"Basic dmlub2RhcjNAaW4uaWJtLmNvbTp0aWdlUkAzMjE="}, :logger=>nil, :tracer=>nil, :reload_connections=>false, :retry_on_failure=>false, :reload_on_failure=>false, :randomize_hosts=>false}, :level=>:error

and these entries in elastcisearch logs

[2016-07-15 14:07:25,129][WARN ][shield.transport.netty ] [irldxvm022] received plaintext http traffic on a https channel, closing connection [id: 0x3d9f3207, / => /]

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