It is the second Friday of May, considered in the trade as the ‘Big Friday of summer holidays’. Traditionally big movies have always released during the second week of May, giving it a clean three weeks before schools reopen.
May 11 will see the solo release of UTV Motion Pictures Sundar C directed comedy riot Kalakalappu. The theatres have been falling over each other trying to screen Kalakalappu, which has been snapped by distributors at fancy rates.
Kalakalappu got nearly 255 screens in Tamil Nadu, a big release for a film which has Vimal, Mirchi Shiva, Anjali, Oviya and above all Santhanam. In Chennai city, it is releasing in 17 screens.
The other big release is the Telugu Pawan Kalyan’s Dabangg remake Gabbar Singh releasing in 14 screens in Chennai city. Malayalam film Diamond Necklace is also releasing in limited screens.
The big Hollywood film releasing in Chennai with the rest of the world is Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows.