Long back Sify.com reported that the makers of Rajinikanth’s Petta are eyeing the Pongal 2019 as release date (Read: Rajinikanth's Petta to release on Pongal 2019?)
As team Petta has wrapped up the shoot, the trade says that a Pongal release will be a sensible move by Sun Pictures. Earlier, Sun Pictures were in talks to snap Viswasam theatrical rights and hence, everyone thought that there will not be any clash but now the distribution rights of the Ajith starrer is with KJR Studios so both the films are likely to hit the screens on Pongal day.
Trade pundits say that Tamil Nadu theaters can afford two biggies for the festival weekend, so theaters are ready to accommodate both Viswasam and Petta for Pongal 2019.
Directed by Siva, Viswasam has Nayanthara, Robo Shankar, Thambi Ramaiah, and Yogi Babu in pivotal characters. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, Petta boasts an ensemble of actors including Trisha, Simran, Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Guru Somasundaram, Sanath, and Megha Akash.