Dhanush's "Mariyaan" is all set to hit the theatres on 27 June, according to latest reports.
Earlier, it was reported that "Mariyaan" would be releasing on 21 June, the same date when the actor's Bollywood debut flick "Raanjhanaa" would be hitting screens. To accommodate "Mariyaan", the Tamil version of "Raanjhanna" titled "Ambikapathy" was pushed further to 28 June.
But, latest buzz is that "Mariyaan" will be releasing on 27 June. The film has been censored and given a UA certificate, which means that "Mariyaan" is not entitled for tax exemption.
The Tamil Nadu government has issued norms stating that only "U" certificate films with Tamil titles are eligible to get an exemption of 15 percent. Films which are rated "U/A" and "A" from the Regional Censor Board will not get any tax benefit.
Accordingly, "Mariyaan" which has been rated "U/A" will not get any tax exemption. The film's producers and director Bharatbala are reportedly upset over the film's "U/A" certificate.
"#Maryan update - Film censored with UA certificate. Producer & director upset, as then film not entitled 4 tax exemption!" senior journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
The makers will soon begin promotional activities of the film. Now that "Mariyaan's" release has been delayed by a week, it remains to be seen if Dhanush's "Ambikapathy" will release simultaneously with "Raanjhanaa" or if it will get released on 28 June. An official announcement is yet to be made.
"Mariyaan" is a romantic drama inspired by true events. Dhanush appears as a fisherman and Malayalam actress Parvathy Menon plays the female lead. "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," according to the makers.
Ravichandran has produced "Mariyaan" under his Aascar Films banner. The film's songs composed by Oscar winner Rahman are chartbusters.