Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan's critically acclaimed movie Lens, which was in the news during its initial theatrical release in 2016, is hitting the screens again. The Tamil version of the movie will be released in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Friday, May 12.
The filmmaker himself announced the news via his Facebook account on Thursday, May 11. "Tamil version of Lens is releasing in Kerala on 12th [sic]," reads the social media post. "For the Tamil version, the duration is just 1 hour 28 minutes. We have added a few visuals and GV Prakash has composed a song for the film. Unlike its English version, this will be fully in Tamil language," Jayaprakash told International Business Times, India.
When asked about the competition it might face with Baahubali: The Conclusion and Comrade in America (CIA) that are performing well at the box office, the filmmaker said he is confident that the positive word-of-mouth might help Lens to work well. "Yes, it will face a tough competition with Baahubali, but ardent fans of the film might have already watched it. So, we expect people will watch Lens owing to good words said by the viewers," Jayaprakash told IBTimes.
Meanwhile, Friday also marks the release of Kunchacko Boban and Anu Sithara's family entertainer Ramante Edenthottam, which is the directorial venture of hitmaker Ranjith Sankar. With Lens pitted against the biggies, the positive word-of-mouth about the movie is only expected to catch the attention of the viewers helping the award-winning movie to make a decent collection in the South Indian states.
The thriller deals with the subject of voyeurism, and 70 percent of movie shows a Skype interaction between two strangers (Jayaprakash as Aravind and Anand Sami as Yohan), who belong to different backgrounds. The virtual sexual relationship between them, with Anand pretending to be a woman named Nikky, takes a U turn after Aravind is forced to witness the suicide of the other during a Skype call. The movie also stars Ashwathy Lal and Kulothungan Udayakumar in significant roles.