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Rushhour At The Box Office; Jyothika’s ‘Kaatrin Mozhi’ Postponed

Kaatrin Mozhi Movie Stills Starring Jyothika, Vidharth

The release of Radha Mohan’s Kaatrin Mozhi, the much-awaited Tamil remake of Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu starring Jyothika and Vidharth, has been postponed to November, post Deepavali. Initially, it was scheduled to be released on October 18.

Producer G Dhananjayan  took to his Twitter handle to announce the postponement of the film. The call was taken to avoid a box office clash with big budget films such as Dhanush’s Vada Chennai and Vishal’s Sandakozhi 2, which are releasing in the same period. However, the rescheduled date is yet to be announced.

Speaking to Silverscreen, Dhananjayan said: “As I said earlier, big budget films will get more screens, and those made on a moderate budget will struggle to find even a few. If I release Kaatrin Mozhi now, I will face issues at the box office, and I do not want that.”

Earlier in September, the producer, in a series of tweets, lashed out at the producers and distributors of big budget films who take over the lion’s share of screens at the cost of small budget films. His mid-budget U-Turn, starring Samantha Akkineni, competed with Sivakarthikeyan’s Seema Raja – both released on Vinayagar Chaturthi.


Talking about it, Dhananjayan had told Silverscreen, “Makers of small budget films come under tremendous pressure, especially when bigger films book all the screens. There are 1,000 screens, they don’t have to occupy each and every one of them. For example, in towns like Cuddalore, you don’t need three screens for the same film. Instead of saying that all the screens should screen my film, they can take two, and one can be allotted to a smaller film. Saying that all shows and screens should be ‘mine’ is not a fair game. Saying that only my film should run in the city is a monopolistic attitude.”

Stating that it is challenging for producers to survive the situation, he added, “Many films don’t stand a chance against this monopoly. That’s the reason I tweeted. The person who releases the film will have command over theaters and will dictate terms. Nobody can survive if this attitude of greed persists.”

Kaatrin Mozhi, which is in its final leg of post-production, has a run time of 140 minutes. The film also stars Kumaravel, MS Bhaskar, Manobala, Mohan Raman, Uma Padmanabhan, Seema Taneja and Sindhu. It is said that actor STR will be seen in a cameo. Music is by AH Kaashif and lyrics by Madhan Karky.