The eagerly-awaited ‘Velaikkaran’ –which was originally supposed to hit screens during the Puja break—has been postponed and will now arrive in theatres on December 22 later this year. Confirming the same, the makers issued a statement and said that the decision has been taken as the team does not want to compromise on the quality of the film in any way whatsoever.
“After the great success of Thani Oruvan, director Mohan Raja and the team feel even more responsible in delivering the best and hence, are in the process of fine tuning every aspect of the film,” read the statement.
In the statements, the makers also clarified that the decision has been taken as they want to cash in on the Christmas holiday and boost Velaikkaran’s prospects along the way.
“With a few big releases scheduled for Diwali in October and no big festival in November, we have no choice to wait till December. So, based on the distributors’ and exhibitors’ request, we plan to release the film on December 22, during Christmas holidays,” the makers stressed in their statement.
Well, we hope that the decision pays off and the film does well at the BO. In case you did not know, ‘Velaikkaran’ is touted to be an action-thriller and features Sivakarthikeyan in the lead. Besides the ‘Remo’ actor, it also has Nayanthara and Fahadh Faasil in the lead. The Mollywood star will be playing a negative role in what will be the first Tamil film of his career.