Studio Green the producers of Suriya’s Venkat Prabhu directed Masss had earlier announced that the film will release on May 1. But as per trade sources the work on the film is yet to be completed and post-production is going on in full swing.
Meanwhile other producers like UTV had zeroed in on May 1 and gone ahead with theatre booking of their SP Jahanathan directed Arya-Vijay Sethupathi-Karthika Nair action packed Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai And Magic Frames the makers of Vikram Prabhu’s Idhu Enna Maayam are also looking for May 1 release. Arun Vijay has also tweeted that his Vaa Deal will hit the screens on May day.
Meanwhile Kamal Haasan’s big budget Ramesh Aravind directed Thirrupathy Brothers produced Uttama Villain which was supposed to release for Tamil New Year on April 10 has been postponed. The new release date thrown around is May 1.
Remember Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), has also issued a dikat that big hero films that cost more than Rs 15 Crore can only release during festival or important national holidays (May 1, August 15). Already Tamil New Year date has lapsed, and now only May 1 remains in this quarter. It means Mass and Uttama Villain has to release on May 1, otherwise will have to be pushed to July 17 Ramzan (Eid) release date!
Studio Green spokesperson says that they will stick to May 1 release date and will shortly start booking screens. The spokesperson said :“ The shooting of Masss is over and the actors are busy completing the dubbing work. The VFX and graphic work is going on simultaneously.”
At the same time there is no clarity from Uttama Villain producers of a clear release date, as some financial issues have to be sorted out.