If the latest reports are to be believed, Vijay's upcoming film "Kaththi" is expected to have a record release in Kerala.
Thameens of Shibu films, the co-producer of "Vijay 58," will be distributing "Kaththi" in Kerala. He is reportedly planning to release the film in more than 200 screens on the festival day of Diwali.
"#Kaththi releasing in 200+screens in Kerala Oct 22.Many screens have signed up with Thameens on very attractive terms," tweeted entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai.
It may be recalled that Vijay's last release "Jilla" was reportedly released in more than 200 screens in Kerala. And now, the actor's "Kaththi" is also likely to be shown in 200 plus screens, which will be a real treat for Vijay fans. The actor enjoys a good fan following in Kerala and his films have performed well at the box office. "Jilla" was a big hit in the God's own country and "Kaththi" is also expected to follow suit.
With a huge release, "Kaththi" is expected to have big openings in the state. There are huge expectations for the action entertainer as Vijay and director have joined hands for the second time nearly after two years. Their 2012 film "Thuppakki," which was also a Diwali release, was a massive hit and raked in more than ₹100 crore worldwide.
"Kaththi" is likely to take tremendous openings worldwide upon its release.
The film will not enjoy a solo release as Vishal's "Poojai" is confirmed for Diwali.
Vikram-Shankar's magnum opus "I" was also slated to hit theatres during the festival period, but latest buzz is that the film might release only in November as the post-production work is yet to be completed.
Speculations are rife that Jayam Ravi starrer "Bhooloham" might join the Diwali race. However, an official confirmation is still awaited from the film's makers.
Despite the release of other films, "Kaththi" is expected to dominate the screens as Vijay has a huge following. The film, touted to be an action thriller, will have the actor in dual roles. This will be the third time that Vijay will be appearing in two roles after "Azhagiya Thamizh Magan" and "Villu." Samantha, Neil Nithin Mukesh, Sathish and Totay Roy are also part of the film's cast.
"Kaththi" music is composed by Anirudh, while cinematography is handled by George C Williams. Lyca Productions and Ayngaran International have co-produced the action entertainer.