Earlier rumour mills were doing rounds in and around Gandhinagara about the Ugadi battle between the three big banner movies of Sandalwood. Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kicha Sudeep's directorial venture Maanikya, actor Rakshith Shetty's directorial debut Ulidavaru Kandanthe and Kannada lass Ragini Dwivedi's Ragini IPS had scheduled their release dates for Ugadi festival.
But the latest buzz is that the two movies - Maanikya and Ulidavaru Kandanthe is out of Ugadi battle as the makers will not able to release the movie for scheduled date. Sudeep's Maanikya, which is the remake of Telugu hit Mirchi, has postponed its release date to April, and the audio of the movie is likely to hit stores on March 25. The news of postponing the release date and audio release of Maanikya has been confirmed by none other than Sudeep himself. The actor, who took his micro-blogging site to reveal the news has written, "Maanikya release has been pushed to April...Will update the date soon. .. Audio to hit stands max before March 25."
If sources are to be believed then Rakshith Shetty's Ulidavaru Kandanthe, which was all set to release for Ugadi festival (Mar 28) is also likely to postpone its release as the movie is yet to be censored. Continue reading the story on slides...
Ragini IPS To Clash
The development has also made the makers of Nimbe Huli and Endendu Ninagaagi to schedule their release date for Ugadi festival, which is likely to clash with Ragini IPS.
Censor Board Chief On Election Duty
It is reported, "The Censor Board chief is on election duty and not available till March 24. So Ulidavaru Kandanthe will be getting certification after that and then releasing in a day or two may not be possible."
However, Ulidavaru Kandanthe has already caught the attention of the moviegoers with theatrical trailer and sensational hit of audio.
Maanikya - The Biggest Movie Of The Year
With the biggest star cast, Sudeep's Maanikya was considered to be the biggest movie of the year. Apart from Sudeep, the movie also features Crazy Star Ravichandran, Ramya Krishna, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and others in the lead roles.
Ulidavaru Kandanthe And Maanikya
Ulidavaru Kandanthe and Maanikya are directed by the two successful actors of Sandalwood - Sudeep and Rakshith, who are also playing the lead role in their respective movies.
Audience Disappointed With The Development
However, postponing the release of Maanikya and Ulidavaru Kandanthe has disappointed the audience, who were expecting biggest feast for Ugadi festival.