Ramsubramaniam's Tamil drama Thanga Meengal, which was originally scheduled to release July 26, has been pushed to a further date due to lack of screens. The director says he won't release the movie until he gets maximum number of theatres.
"The delay has been due to lack of screens. We can't expect a
solo release nowadays, but my film deserves to get a good number of
theatres for release. I won't release it until I get maximum number
of screens for release," Ram told IANS.
Two Tamil films Pattathu Yaanai and Sonnaa
Puriyadhu released July 26, and both the projects opened to
decent response at the box office.
Ram now hopes to release his film in August provided he gets
screens amidst the rush of big-budget flicks such as Thalaivaa,
Chennai Express, Attarintiki Daaredhi and
"Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express will definitely have
a big release in Tamil Nadu as well because it has a strong south
Indian connection. In fact, one shouldn't be surprised if the
makers plan a bigger release in the state vis-a-vis other south
Indian states," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
"Today, it's very unlikely to get a solo release. Each week a
minimum of two films in Tamil are hitting the screens, and it is
likely to continue in the weeks to come," he added.
Seven Tamil films released in July, and of them only Singam
2, which managed to get a solo release on July 5, emerged as a
box office winner.
Other films include Dhanush's Mariyaan and low-budget
flicks such as Anba Azhaga, Kaadhale Ennai Kaadhali and
Sathiram Perundhu Nilayam.
Ram's Thanga Meengal, which features him in the lead role, is based on a relationship between a father and his daughter. It highlights the importance of primary school education.