It appears that ‘boom time’ in Kollywood is to follow in the coming months. Usually, summer season and vacation are seen as important phase which is targeted by many producers, directors and actors.
All of them want to take advantage of the summer holidays for schools and colleges which would mean students would flock to theatres in huge numbers to watch their favourite stars in action.
Actor Kamal Hassan’s Viswaroopam was among the highly-expected summer release. The film had been in the making for almost an year now and is reportedly made at a huge budget of more than Rs.100 crores.
Reports say that the entire shooting schedule of the film and even the post-production work has been completed. Kamal Hassan has reportedly sent a copy of the film sans songs to the Cannes Film Festival in Frane.
However, the much-awaited theatrical release is getting postponed. Kamal Hassan hasn’t yet kick-started the marketing and publicity work in connection with the film’s release. Likewise, Ajith’s Billa-2 is another film which was eagerly awaited by his fans to release on 1st May on the eve of the actor’s birthday. The film’s shootin was affected by the FEFSI strike and it appers that the film would be releasing only in June or July.
Surya’s K.V Anand-directed Maatraan, another big-budget venture, was also to release in screens in May but has been delayed for a variety of reasons. Anand’s penchant to shoot in hitherto unseen locations such as Russia and China and the strike by FEFSI are factors which are delaying the film’s release. The film’s pre-release talk, however, is good. Karthi’s Saguni is another much-anticipated film which is likely to be released in a couple of weeks from now.
The absence of big films have surely helped the box-office performances of some small and quality films such as Vazhakku Enn 18/9.