Suriya's forthcoming movie "24" is set to clear the last hurdle before its release. The multilingual film is being censored on Wednesday, April 27, and the makers hope that the film bags a "U" certificate without much cuts from the regional censor board.
"#24 censor happening today. All the best to the team as film gets ready for May 6," journalist Sreedhar Pillai posted on Twitter. Going by the trailer and teaser, the movie is likely to get a "U" certificate as the content appears to be clean – without violence and vulgarity.
In Tamil Nadu, the state government gives 30 percent entertainment tax exemption to films that promote Tamil culture and get "U" certificates from the regional censor board. This factor plays a major role in a film's success at the box office as the gross income then becomes the net income.
As a result, the producers try their best to follow the censor board's guidelines and to get a "U" certificate.
"24" is a science fiction on time travel. Suriya will be seen in multiple roles with Samantha and Nithya Menen romancing the actor in the flick. Vikram Kumar has written and directed the movie, which has drawn the viewers' attention with its visually-rich content.
Suriya himself has produced "24" on his home banner of 2D Entertainment. The movie will be simultaneously released in Tamil and Telugu on May 6. It was supposed to release on April 14 and the release was reportedly postponed to avoid a clash with Ilayathalapathy Vijay's "Theri."
"24" also features Girish Karnad, Ajay, Saranya Ponvannan, and Sathyan in the supporting cast. AR Rahman has composed the music, while Tirru and Prawin Pudi have received credits for cinematography and editing, respectively.