After Ganga and Lion, it is Uttama Villain's turn to face its share of debacles. In fact, the film has already suffered a great loss because of an unwanted controversy in Tamilnadu. After beating out the odds, Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain was announced to hit screen on 1 May in Both Tamil and Telugu.
But it seems unlikely now due to producer's financial disturbances. While controversies raked on the film, producer C Kalyan came to the rescue of the film and bagged the rights of Telugu version. But now, he is unable to bail out the film from financiers.
Only if the finances gets cleared before the last week of April, the film will see the light on 1 May. If not, Uttama Villain will join the league of Ganga and Lion. Balakrishna's Lion was also supposed to release on 1 May but financial hurdles and few technical glitches pushed the film to 7 May.
On the Other side, some of the small films like Lakshmi Manchu's Dongata, are trying to cash on the loss of the big films. They are gearing up to hit screens on May 1, to make the most of the long weekend.
However, we cannot completely rule out the release of Uttama Villain on 1 May, since too many big names are involved with the film. The financial hurdles might get settled at any minute. Meanwhile, let us just hope it arrives on the given date.