Why is everyone competing for Oct 7?

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Aug 2, 2016, 12:00 am IST
Updated Aug 2, 2016, 12:47 am IST
Makers of Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Remo have already announced that the movie would release on October 7.
A still from Bogan
 A still from Bogan

With an array of films — big and small — releasing every Friday, a major problem producers face, is getting enough theaters to release their flicks.  As a result, many of the movies turn out duds at the box office, with the exception of a few. Therefore, producers majorly bank on the long festival weekends to release their
big-budget ventures.

This year, there’s stiff competition among a slew of flicks starring big actors to get a release on October 7. The reason being that any Tamil film, which when released on the  particular date (which is also a Friday), will clearly get the benefit of an unusually long festival holiday weekend — with 8th and 9th being Saturday and Sunday, and 10th, 11th and 12th being Ayudha Pooja,  Vijayadasami and Muharram respectively (which are government holidays).

 

The early bird to announce the release date is the much-anticipated Sivakarthikeyan- Keerthi Suresh starrer Remo. Directed by Bhagyaraj Kannan, the highlight is that Siva will be seen sporting the role of a woman! While PC Sreeram is behind the camera, Anirudh’s music is already a hit. The main advantage is that the makers would have already blocked a major chunk of theaters.

Others vying for the same date is the Jayam Ravi-Hansika-starrer Bogan, directed by Lakshman, whose earlier movie Romeo Juliet was a hit. Adding to the hype is Arvind Swamy, who made a terrific comeback to K’town with a stylish antagonist role in Thani Oruvan — is teaming up with Ravi once again for Bogan.  
Lakshman tells DC, “We have 10 more days of talkie portions and then the film would be wrapped up. All efforts are being made to bring the film to the marquee, on October 7.”

Jiiva also is looking forward to his movie Kavalai Vendam in Deekay’s direction, in which Kajal Aggarwal is teaming up with him. The film also sees Bobby Simhaa plays a crucial role. KV is also expected to hit the cinema halls on October 7.

Yet another big commercial entertainer is the Vishal-starrer Kaththi Sandai,  where Vadivelu makes a comeback. The film, directed by Suraj, is also in the race with the other biggies.

However, trade analyst Sura says that cramming of too many films on the same festive occasion will only affect each other’s revenues. Also, getting good theaters for each film is a difficult proposition, he adds.

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