Dhanush (Kolaveri Di official promo)
Dhanush.Kolaveri Di official promo

It is going to be Dhanush vs Dhanush at the box office on 21 June.

The actor's bollywood debut flick "Raanjhnaa" and Tamil film "Mariyaan" are all set to release on the same date - 21 June.

Confirming the news, senior journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted, "Breaking! It's @dhanushkraja v/s @dhanushkraja #Maryan confirmed 4 June 21 rel. #Raanjhaana his debut Hindi film also releasing same day!"

However, the Tamil dubbed version of "Raanjhnaa" which was expected to release simultaneously, has been pushed further. The Tamil version titled "Ambikapathy" will hit the theatres on 28 June.

"#Ambikapathy the Tamil dubbed version of #Raanjhanaa which was to release simultaneously with Hindi has now been pushed to June 28," Sreedhar tweeted.

It will be a double treat for Dhanush's fans as both "Raanjhanaa" and "Mariyaan" have already generated a lot of expectations.

Directed by Anand l Rai, "Raanjhanaa" is a love story set in the backdrop of Banares. The film has Dhanush starring opposite Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor. Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar, Mohammad Zeeshan, Shilpi Marwaha and Suraj Singh are cast in supporting roles.

The songs composed by Oscar winner AR Rahman are topping the musical charts.


Dhanush is known to portray varied roles in his films. In "Raanjhanaa", the actor's character is that of a small town lover boy. In "Mariyaan", he sports a bearded look and plays a fisherman for the first time. The romantic drama is inspired by true events. The film features Parvathy Menon in the female lead alongside Dhanush.

The official trailer, which was released last month, has received a huge response. More than 15 lakh people have viewed the video uploaded on YouTube, till date.

The description of the trailer says, "Maryan is a film inspired by true events. It is a story of a spirited, young fisherman called Maryan, who had to leave his love and his home to a distant land. Its a film about power of love and the will to survive against all odds."

The film is directed by debutant Bharatbala and produced by Ravichandran under the Aascar Films banner. Interestingly, "Mariyaan" also has music by Rahman.