Five Tamil films - Goa, Tamil Padam, Jaggubhai, Kathai , Dhairiyam(see pic) are releasing this Friday (Jan 29).
There are no theatres available to screen most of the new releases as the Pongal releases are steady and refuses to vacate the halls.
Aayirathil Oruvan is so strong in Chennai city and NSC areas that most of the screens are continuing with the film which is only two weeks old. In Chennai Sathyam Cinemas is continuing with AO in its big screen with two shows, while the other two shows has gone to Goa .
It’s pitched battle out there as the fight is basically between Venkat Prabhu’s Goa and the spoof movie Tamil Padam which has got the better of the screens. Jaggubhai has also managed to get a few screens.
Meanwhile Kathai, directed by TV star Abhishek has newcomers Shawn & Nivedhita in the lead. It is said to be a class film but is not releasing in the multiplexes in Chennai, though actor, director, producer and exhibitor Sasikumar has taken the Madurai distribution rights of the film!
Guess which film is doing the maximum publicity on television? It is the little known Dhairiyam, which features newcomer debutant action hero Kumaran with Karthika and Deepika! But in Chennai city it has not got proper theatres.