There are eight films lined up for release this Pongal. It is usual for filmmakers to opt for a Pongal release as it will be a long weekend and the festivities add flavour to it. Here is the list of films:
Thaan Serntha Kootam: Starring Suriya and Keerthy Suresh as the lead pair, the film is directed by Vignesh Shivan. Suriya has made it clear that it is a wholesome family entertainer, which is sure to pull the crowds to the theatres.
Gulebagavali: Directed by Kalyaan, the film stars Prabhu Deva and Hansika Motwani in the lead roles. Revathi and Anandraj will be playing the supporting roles in this action comedy.
Nimir: It is a comedy drama which is the remake of the Malayalam hit movie Maheshinte Prathikaram. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film stars Udhayanidhi Stalin as the hero and Namitha Pramod and Parvati Nair as heroines.
Sketch: Directed by Vijay Chander, the film has Vikram and Tammannah Bhatia playing the lead pair with Soori as the comedian. It is an action thriller.
Kalakalappu 2: A sequel to the hit movie Kalakalappu, this comedy drama is directed by Sundar C. It has Jiiva, Shiva and Jai playing the main leads with Nikki Galrani, Catherine Tresa and Nandita Swetha as the heroines.
Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren: Directed by Arumugha Kumar, this adventure comedy drama stars Vijay Sethupathi and Gautham Karthik in the lead roles with Niharika Konidela and Gayathrie Shankar playing the female leads. The star cast also includes Ramesh Thilak and Viji Chandrasekhar.
Mannar Vagera: Directed by Bhoopathy Pandian, this film has Vimal and Anandhi playing the lead roles. Touted to be an action comedy, it also stars Chandini Tamilarasan, Prabhu, Saranya Ponvannan, Karthik Kumar and Nassar in pivotal roles.
Madura Veeran: Starring Vijayakanthâ€™s son Shanmugha Pandian, the film has Meenakshi playing his female lead. An action drama, Madura Veeran has been directed by PG Muthiah.