Sources say that maverick director Mani Ratnam has completed nearly 90% of the shoot. The director is currently in Abu Dhabi shooting an intense sequence between Vijay Sethupathi and STR. Arvind Swamy, Jyothika, Arun Vijay and Aishwarya Rajesh have completed their portions in the film.
As soon as Mani Ratnam wraps up the film, he will kick-start the post-production works. Sources say that AR Rahman has promised that he will complete the background score in two months so the team is trying to release the film in the month of September.
Sources say that Independence Day weekend is also an option but it depends on how quick the team completes the post-production work. “As 2.0 has got the August 15 slot, Mani Ratnam is planning to release his film in September. If the Rajinikanth starrer gets postponed again, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam might hit the screens for the Independence Day weekend”, says a source in the trade.
Interestingly, Lyca Productions, producers of ‘2.0’ will take care of the Chekka Chivantha Vaanam release in Tamil Nadu.