This has never happened in Tamil cinema for a very long time. So many big movies are lined up to be released that they are literally fighting for theatres. While Lingaa will grab most of the screens come 12th, as many as 6 movies are eyeing to catch the limelight for Christmas.
Yes, 6 upcoming movies that have created decent reputation and hype are slated to release around Christmas. Though Vikram Prabhu's Vellaikaara Durai hasn't managed to stir up excitement among fans, Meaghamann, Kayal, Isai, Enakkul Oruvan and Pisasu have certainly accomplished to capture the eyes of movie mongers.
Meaghamann which roughly translates to 'Captain of the Ship' has Arya and Hansika in lead roles and is directed by Magizh Thirumeni who has worked as an assistant director under Selvaraghavan and Gautham Menon. Kayal is directed by Prabhu Solomon of Kumki fame, while Isai is directed by SJ Surya and has also composed the music.
Enakkul Oruvan and Pisasu too have some expectations from fans as Enakkul Oruvan has Siddharth in the lead and is said to be the remake of a hit psychological thriller Kannada film Lucia and Pisasu is directed by Mysskin and produced by director Bala. It is said to be a complete horror film, a genre Mysskin has never tried before.
After the December craze, things are about to get hotter as Shankar's I, Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal and Vishal's Aambala are all slated to release in January. While the makers of I are planning to release the magnum opus on 9th of Jan, Yennai Arindhaal is said to be postponed to 22nd due to lack of theatres.
Other interesting news that's making headlines is that Simbu's Vaalu might be released on February 3rd for his birthday while Dhanush's Anegan might be scheduled to release on Valentines day. Watch out for the release of Kamal Haasan's films as he too has 3 films stacked up and is desperately searching for release dates to get his films on screen.