Kollywood : Kollywood Happy For IPL Ended - 26 May 2009

After prolonged speculation about release dates, it has been confirmed that the Vishal-Shriya starrer Thoranai will be releasing on May 29. This release date, 5 days after the IPL finals, reaffirms belief that Kollywood has been holding back many of its movies during the summer vacations due to the apprehension of cricket keeping audiences away from theaters.

Thoranai however will have missed out on the summer vacations, with schools slated to open during the first week of June. This is an important film both for Vishal and Shriya. Vishal is trying to put the Sathyam blues behind him while Shriya has been looking for a big hit to reinforce her foothold in Kollywood. Thoranai has been directed by Saba Ayyappan and is produced by Vishal’s home banner GK Films. Music has been scored by Mani Sharma.

There have been indications that the film will be an out and out entertainer in the true Vishal mode, but there will be more emphasis on comedy this time round. However, Thoranai will be facing tough competition. If the makers were trying to avoid the IPL, they will be running right into the T20 World Cup which begins on the 5th of June. We don’t know what Kollywood’s response is going to be to this one. The guess is that many wouldn’t fancy withholding their films any longer because it would give rise to crowding the second half of the year. Other films awaiting release are Pokkisham, Nandhalala etc.

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