Gautham Menon's long delayed film Enai Noki Paayum Thota was supposed to release on September 6, but it now looks like that will not happen. As has become routine in the Tamil industry, the film is facing a last minute postponement.
Even though theatres had listed shows for the Dhanush-starrer, the film has run into trouble yet again.
Arka Media Woks counsel Pujitha Gorantala confirmed to TNM that with the court's status quo order still in place, the film is unlikely to release on September 6 as announced earlier.
Enai Noki Paayum Thota is to be distributed by Lyca Productions and K Productions. Arka Media Works, makers of the Baahubali series, had filed a case against SN Rajarajan of K Productions, who had distributed the Tamil version of the movies in Tamil Nadu, for the unpaid dues he owes the production house. K Productions bought the theatrical rights of Baahubali for Rs 28 crore and paid up Rs 12.5 crore. For the remaining amount, Rajarajan went ahead with a loan agreement with Shobu Yarlagadda which he failed to repay.
Previously, Vijay Sethupathi's Sindhubaadh also ran into last minute trouble because of the same issue since the film was produced by SN Rajarajan. According to the court order, K Productions is supposed to pay a remaining sum of Rs 17.6 crore to Arka Media to lift the ban on release of the two movies. Sindhubaadh was finally released after negotiations between the concerned parties.
Ennai Noki Paayum Thotta, directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, went into production in 2016 and was initially slated for release during the 2017 Valentineâ€™s Day and later during Deepavali in 2018. After a long delay, the film was censored recently. The film has Megha Akash as the heroine with Sunaina and Sasikumar in pivotal roles while Rana Daggubati will be making a cameo appearance.
Due to the last minute postponement, Sivappu Manjal Pachai directed by Sasi with Siddharth and GV Prakash in lead roles will be releasing on September 6. According to industry trackers, there is a possibility that Enai Noki Paayum Thota may release on Saturday if the financial issues are sorted out.
Possible release on Saturday.. https://t.co/lXQQ9ICh9dâ€” Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 5, 2019