Vijay’s Master, Simbu’s Eeswaran to release on Pongal?

Makers of Master have reportedly zeroed in on January 13 as the film's release date. However, an official confirmation is still awaited. 

The latest industry buzz suggests that Thalapathy Vijay’s upcoming movie Master is getting ready to light up the silver screens across the country in January. The producers have reportedly zeroed in on January 13 as the film’s release date. However, an official confirmation is still awaited.

Master is expected to remove the gloom that has gripped the box office owing to the pandemic. Even as there were lucrative offers from leading OTT platforms, the producers have stayed determined to stick with the traditional theatrical release.

“Though we have an offer from a reputed OTT service provider, we prefer the theatrical release, which is the need of the hour for the industry to survive the ongoing crisis. We also request the theatre owners to stand with us and provide their support for reviving the Tamil Film Industry,” Xavier Britto of XB Film Creators had said in the statement.

Written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master boasts of an all-star cast including Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan and Arjun Das among others.

In the meantime, buzz suggests that director Suseenthiran is also fast completing the post-production work of his film Eeswaran and plans to release it during Pongal. The producers of the film, which stars Simbu, are aiming to release the movie on January 14.

At present, theatres across the country are allowed to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity.

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