A record number of eight or more small and medium Tamil films are due for release on December 28. It is the last Friday of 2012, as everybody wants to release in a mad rush.
The eight films which have announced a December 28 release are Akilan, Kozhikoovathu, Paraseega Mannan, Lollu Dadha Parag Parag, Pathayiram Kodi, Kathal Kaviyam, Kandu Pidichitten and Vishal’s Samar.
Some of these films may drop out at the last moment due to lack of theatres. But there are six others waiting in the queue, who may come on January 4!
Why this rush? A theatrical release is a must for television channels to show it as "Puthan Puthu Padam". If there is no theatrical release, even for one show or one day, it becomes a television film. Satellite rights of some of these films have been sold as low as Rs 15 lakhs!