Bigil, marking Vijay's third collaboration with young director Atlee, is arguably one of the biggest Tamil films of the year. The movie, featuring 'Thalapathy' in the role of a soccer coach, has already created a fair deal of buzz amongst movie buffs, and this proves that all is well. A few hours ago, industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai revealed that Bigil will release on Diwali (October 27, 2019) even though it is a Sunday. As expected, this took social media by storm with most fans condemning the team for choosing a 'bad' release date.
V. Ramakrishnan @Jupe17
Is the trade so scared that people will watch TV on Sunday and theatres will be empty? ROFL. I can't see one sensible reason why the film shouldn't release on Friday
October 25th is the best release date for #BIGIL .. fans will take over the first two days and more families can come to watch this movie on diwali day.. Please consider 25th friday for the release ✌@archanakalpathi
🌷ʑĄཞI🌷 ᴮᶦᵍᶦˡ @MeansGolden
In UAE Thursday release would be best, as Sunday is a working day here and we would be able to watch it only on 31st Oct or 1st Nov.
@archanakalpathi please note this
Vickneswaran Kumaran @vikivadi
This is worse decision. Collection will affected. Release on Thursday is way better. That's on of the reason #Viswasam & #Petta get huge collection due to Thursday release & follows with 11days GAP. Pls reconsider. #Bigil
Dangerous khiladi 3 @gokulponting123
@archanakalpathi what is this madam? Since Distributors bought it for high rights please release it on oct 24th or oct 25 considering outside tn also please
It remains to be seen whether this backlash forces the Bigil team to change the release date.
Meanwhile, Vijay's next film (Thalapathy 64) will be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. It is likely to go on floors after Bigil hits screens.
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