Chennai, Oct 10 (): The upcoming film of Illayathalapathy Vijay, “Kaththi” is expected to release in Kerala in a large number of screens. Thameens of Shibu films, co-producer of Kaththi and who has acquired the distribution rights for Vijay – Samantha starrer, has confirmed the news. He is cheerful on seeing the pre-release buzz over the movie and had said the film is all set to create new box office records.
Reports say Thameens is planning to release the movie in over 200 screens in Kerala on the festival day of Deepavali.
Entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai tweeted, “#Kaththi releasing in 200+screens in Kerala Oct 22. Many screens have signed up with Thameens on very attractive terms”.
Vijay’s last release “Jilla” was also released in over 200 screens in Kerala. “Jilla” was a big hit in Kerala and performed well at the box office. “Kaththi” is also expected to receive good response from Vijay’s fans in Kerala.
Meantime, not only in Kerala, “Kaththi” is predicted to have a big opening in Tamil Nadu too. Huge expectations are riding on the action entertainer as director Murugadoss and Vijay have teamed together nearly after two years for the second time. Their first movie together was 2012 film “Thuppakki”. It was released for Deepavali and was a huge hit raking in over Rs 100 crore worldwide.
Kaththi is not a solo release as Vishal’s “Poojai” release is also confirmed for Deepavali. Jayam Ravi starrer “Bhooloham” and Vikram-Shankar’s magnum opus “I” are also expected to hit theatres during the festival time. But, no official confirmation from the makers has come yet.
In spite of the release of other films, “Kaththi” is expected to dominate the screens as Vijay has a huge fan following. Vijay appears in a dual role in Kaththi along with Samantha, Neil Nithin Mukesh, Sathish and Totay Roy. Music for Kaththi is composed by Anirudh and cinematography is handled by George C Williams.