Heavy rains in Kerala since Sunday afternoon have caused huge loss to life and property, especially in Idukki district, where 14 deaths were reported.
Two rain-related deaths were reported also from Ernakulam district. The Kochi International airport will remain closed till Tuesday evening as taxi bays and parking bays continue to be water-logged.
All this has delayed new Malayalam releases. Mammootty’s Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukutty (KKOM) scheduled to release on August 7 (Wednesday) has been pushed by a day to August 8. The other releases also may be rescheduled if rains continue to cause floods.
Meanwhile KKOM has been censored today (Aug 5) and passed with a clean U certificate. The running time of the film is 2 hours and 13 minutes. It is likely to release in 65 screens.