With Vettaikaran pulling out of the race, the expected contest between Suriya (Aadhavan) and Vijay has fizzled out. But the unexpected bonanza is the Namitha-starrer Jaganmohini among the three Deepavali releases (October 17). Peranmai, starring Jeyam Ravi in a totally unconventional role, could well emerge as the dark horse in this three-horse race.
Suriya fans will definitely have a great feast with Aadhavan releasing. For the first time, Suriya is paired with Nayantara, music is by Harris Jayaraj, and director K.S. Ravikumar is known for his high success rate. An indication of the star power and the brand name of the Production House (Red Giant Movies) is evident from the fact that the movie has been sold in all areas for a staggering price with nearly 300 prints worldwide.
A lot is riding on Namitha in Jaganmohini. Besides the fact of the actress badly needing a hit, the movie has been made on a lavish budget with special graphic effects. Director N.K. Vishwanath sounded confident that the movie would be a visual treat with the pulsating music of Ilayaraja to work in its favour.
Which movie will do better? Suriya’s Aadhavan or Namitha’s Jaganmohini? Or Peranmai, starring Jeyam Ravi? Only time can tell!