Tamil films are taking a step back to make way for this summer’s mammoth Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and the period after. Never before has a non-Tamil film called the shots at Tamil Nadu’s summer box office.
Local producers in Tamil Nadu have re-scheduled their summer releases in such a way that they a lot a two-week period for the release window before and after for the Baahubali 2. And there are no other top hero Tamil releases scheduled either, in the peak summer season of April, May and June.
Kavan the Vijay Sethupathi’s big ticket to be a super stardom, and it is said to be based on media and politics. Vijay Sethupathi has teamed up with KV Anand, a director who as proven commercial hits. The film has made on a budget of ₹15 crore, will have a wide release in tamil nadu. Nayanthara’s solo heroine-oriented horror thriller Dora, which was directed by debutant Doss Ramasamy, has huge buzz around it.
On April 7, Mani Ratnam (one of the biggest brands in south India) will have a wide range of release for his Karthi-Aditi Rao Hydari-starrer Kaatru Veliyidai. The film, being marketed by one of the leading distribution company Sri Thenandal Films, it has everything going for to attract the youth audiences, including great music by AR Rahman.
A week later, on April 14, we can see the release of three films — Power Paandi, Kadamban and Shivalinga. All three films are backed by established production houses and distribution concerns.
Two weeks later, on April 28, for the May Day weekend, the biggest of them all and all over the country, Baahubali 2, will be having the widest release ever in Tamil Nadu. The film is expected to play, in its opening week of about 60 to 70% of the total screens in the state.