So, finally after 48 days, the strike in Kollywood came to an end on Tuesday evening after the Tamil Film Producer Council, Theatre owners and the Digital Service Providers came to a conclusion. After much discussion and coming to an agreement, the strike was called off yesterday and this only means that new films are all to hit screens this Friday. Of course, joyous moment for the moviegoers, who have not seen a single release since 48 days.
Well, and guess what? The first film to release is Prabhu Deva starrer Mercury. Actor Vishal took to Twitter and confirmed that Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury will be the first release post the strike. He wrote, “Here we go. Our first Tamil film release after the revamp is gonna be #MercuryMovie in a grand scale.looking fwd to this lovely venture from @karthiksubbaraj.all da best. #Tfpc will assure a huge and grand release wit all support. God bless.”
Here we go. Our first Tamil film release after the revamp is gonna be #MercuryMovie in a grand scale.looking fwd to this lovely venture from @karthiksubbaraj.all da best. #Tfpc will assure a huge and grand release wit all support. God bless
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) April 18, 2018
Talking about the film, Mercury is a silent thriller about five longtime friends who come together for a high school reunion and what turns up next with them is sure to keep you on the edge of the seats. The film also stars Ramya Nambeesan, Sanath Reddy and Idhuja Ravichandran in main roles. The announcement for the release date is awaited.
Meanwhile, talking about the demands of the TFPC, which include computerisation of ticketing, flexible ticket pricing, reduction in online booking charges, Vishal at a press meet yesterday said, “The most important aspect is as per our request Tamil Nadu government has ordered all the theatres to go fully transparent from June 1. A Government Order will be passed soon on this. Ticket prices will become flexible depending upon the scale of the film – small and big movies. Each film’s ticket price will be decided, as per the film’s value and scale.”