Kamal Haasan has confirmed to a Bollywood site that his PVP Cinemas produced Viswaroopam will release only in January 2013. The reason touted out by Kamal is that it has been postponed to facilitate the revolutionary Auro 3D sound format into the film.
Kamal is making the film in Hindi as Viswaroop and in Tamil as Viswaroopam. He wants a simultaneous release of both the films. Only one film in the world George Lucas's Red Tails, has made use of the Auro 3D technique so far. Kamal Haasan wants to be the first Indian director and producer to use Auro 3D.
Recently Wilfried Van Baelen who pioneered the Auro 3D technology was in Chennai to supervise Viswaroopam Auro 3D format plans. Kamal in the interview said that has convinced approximately 20 theatres in Chennai and least 20-25 theatres in Mumbai will convert to Auro 3D sound.
Now that Kamal himself has confirmed a January release for Viswaroopam, it will also give him more time to find an all –India buyer for the film.