In what could be termed as the biggest shuffle of release dates, superstar Rajinikath's magnum opus 2.o, earlier scheduled to release for Diwali, has been postponed to January 25 next year. The makers have announced that the postponement is to pave way for high efficiency in the visual effects department. Cashing in on the postponement and festive release occasion, Vijay's next yet-untitled project is set to hit theaters in October.
While the makers of Vijay 61 haven't confirmed if they are indeed coming out for Diwali, sources close to the team have said that they're targeting the Diwali weekend. As no other big project has been announced so far to come out for Diwali, Vijay 61 team is making use of the first mover advantage.
Vijay 61 was originally planned as a Diwali release. Since 2.o had planned to come around the same time, they had decided to come out in December. With 2.o out of the Diwali race, the makers of Vijay 61 didn't want to miss out on making a splash at the box-office," a source said.
Directed by Atlee, the project marks his reunion with Vijay after last year's blockbuster Theri. The film features Vijay in triple roles and also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in pivotal roles.
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