Exactly a week before Diwali, the buzz is that five films - Attakasam, Niranja Manasu, Chatrapathy, Manmathan and Dreams is likely to make it to the theatres. Among them the trade is not sure about Dreams as the producer is having a lot of problems and his creditors are squeezing him.
Now five films are on the waiting list which means if one or two of the above films gets delayed or postponed, then they jump into the theatres vacated. There is an acute shortage of theatres during Diwali due to large number of releases especially in small towns like Tirunelveli, Dindigal, Theni and other places.
The five films on the waiting list are Mahanadigan, Janani, Girivalam, Meesai Madhavan and Ramakrishna. At least one of these films is likely to have a limited release which means it may get a theatre in Chennai or Coimbatore but unlikely to release in smaller stations.