Dhanush's "Thangamagan" is on track for the simultaneous release in Tamil and Telugu languages on 18 December. This will be the biggest release after the unprecedented floods in Chennai.
"Thangamagan" is being dubbed in Telugu as "Nava Manmadhudu" and the makers of the film have decided to release both the versions together. It is expected to be released in 400 screens in Tamil Nadu and 300+ in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana. The news has received an overwhelming response from Dhanush's fans, who have set a trend on Twitter with the hashtag #ThangaMagan.
Many films, including "Rajini Murugan", were postponed after Chennai was badly hit by the flood. The makers had two major reasons to delay the release. Firstly, there are always doubts whether people would turn up to theatres during such times to watch movies and the other factor is the postponement will show solidarity to win the respect of the residents.
However, many producers also feel that the delay in release will put them in huge financial crisis. Hence, they don't wish to postpone the release of their films.
Coming to "Thanga Magan", it is a comedy-drama written and directed by cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Velraj, who had made superhit "Velaiyilla Pattathari". Samantha and Amy Jackson will be seen playing the female leads in the film, which has Sathish, KS Ravikumar and others in the cast.
Meanwhile, Dhanush has donated Rs 5 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood-hit Chennai victims. He has also gone to the affected places to do his best for the needy and his fans clubs from all across the state have joined hands with him during the time of crisis.