Sivakarthikeyan-Fahadh Faasil duo’s Velaikkaran release postponed!
Velaikkaran, directed by Mohan Raja, is one of the most awaited Tamil films of this season. The movie starring Sivakarthikeyan, Fahadh Faasil and Nayanthara was slated to hit screens on September 29. However, the makers have now announced that they have pushed the release date to December 22.
They have issued a press release which states that the team is yet to complete the shoot of a couple of songs. Also, the movie’s censoring will take nearly 3-4 weeks time. Since Velaikkaran is a big budget movie, the makers were planning for a festive release but they could not release it in October as biggies like Mersal are scheduled to hit screens during this window. As there are no other festive holidays in November, the makers have zeroed in December 22 after discussions with the distributors and exhibitors.
Director Mohan Raja’s last release Thani Oruvan was a huge success. Velaikkaran also lies on similar lines of a socially relevant commercial entertainer. While Thani Oruvan was about medical mafia, Velaikaaran discusses about food adulteration and how a slum dweller fights against the corrupt system. The movie marks the debut of Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil in Tamil cinema.
Fahadh is playing a full length character alongside Sivakarthikeyan in the film. Velaikkaran also stars Sneha, Prakash Raj, RJ Balaji, Rohini and Sathish in supporting roles. Music department is handled by young sensation Anirudh Ravichander. RD Raja of 24 AM Studios has produced this big ticket movie.