Vijay-starrer ‘Bigil’, which was earlier announced as a Deepavali release, has now been advanced. The film directed by Atlee and bankrolled by AGS Entertainment, will hit the screens on October 25 (Friday) itself.
According to sources, this decision has been taken based on requests from distributors and theatre owners, who wanted to cash in on the festival weekend demand. “Reservations for the movie would commence soon,” they added.
Karthi-starrer ‘Kaithi’ too will see the light of the day on October 25 and the film is expected to give a tough fight to ‘Bigil’ in box-office. However, the opening collections of ‘Bigil’ are expected to be on a high since Vijay commands huge fan following and his followers are eagerly waiting for the film’s release.
‘Bigil’ is helmed by Atlee in his third partnership with Vijay after ‘Theri’ and ‘Mersal’, ‘Kaithi’ is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of ‘Maanagaram’ fame. Interestingly, Lokesh is now working on Vijay’s 64th film, tentatively titled ‘Thalapathy 64’. ‘Bigil’ is tipped to be a sports-based commercial entertainer, while ‘Kaithi’ is said to be a gripping tale that revolves around a prisoner.