While Superstar Rajinikanth’s Pongal release Petta’s duration is 2hr and 51 minutes, the makers of the film’s rival Viswasam have revealed that the runtime of their film is 2hr and 32 minutes.
Theater owners are certainly happy with the duration of the Thala Ajith starrer as they can schedule more shows per day, especially in multiplexes and two or three screen complexes.
On the other hand, though Petta’s long duration will not affect the film’s viewing experience, it will be a huge burden for theater owners to schedule more shows and hence, they can’t meet the demand.
Sources say that in Tamil Nadu, most of the theaters are planning to allocate equal number of shows and screens for Viswasam and Petta from January 10. Apart from these two films, no other Tamil film is scheduled to release for the Pongal weekend.