The makers of Vishwaroopam's decision to opt out of the Pongal release at the last minute is turning out to be a blessing for other releases this Pongal. With the Kamal Hassan's movie backing out, Karthi's Alex Pandian is heading for a massive release.
According to traders, the movie bosses have not wasted any time. The moment they sensed that Vishwaroopam could be out of the Pongal race, they increased the number of screens, which were primarily allotted to Vishwaroopam if Kamal Hassan sorted out his differences with theatres owners-distributors.
As of now, Alex Pandian is getting close to 500 screens alone in Tamil Nadu and in over 650 screens, the film will see the light of day worldwide. And also, Samar's inconsistent release plans benefited Alex Pandian to large extent.
The Vishal and Trisha Krishnan starrer film, which was supposed to release on January 13, was reportedly pushed due to some financial issues but the movie bosses surprisingly worked out overtime to resolve the issues after Vishwaroopam left the Pongal race. Now, Samar will release as per the announced date in 200 screens.
Coming back to Alex Pandian, this is said to be the biggest-ever release for a Karthi film, as the film is releasing in close to 500 screens in Tamil Nadu alone.
Alex Pandian is an action-comedy film which stars Karthi and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles. Nikita, Santhanam, Milind Soman and others are in the supporting cast.
The title Alex Pandian is named after superstar Rajinikanth's iconic character from blockbuster Moondru Mugam.
The film is directed by Suraj and according to him, it is a perfect sweet treat for Tamil audience this Pongal.
The director speaks high of Karthi's ability to pull out action sequences with ease and the actor's chemistry with Anushka Shetty would be one of the highlight of Alex Pandian.
Alex Pandian is produced by KE Gnanavelraja and Devi Sri Prasad has composed the music.