Mari Selvaraj’s Pariyerum Perumal released on limited screens in Tamil Nadu and on a handful in Maharashtra on September 28. The film, however, did not release in other states. Now, following popular demand, the film will be released in Karnataka as well, on October 12.
The film’s producer, Pa Ranjith, tweeted the film’s poster with the list of theatres it will be screened. According to the poster, Pariyerum Perumal is being distributed by Radhakrishna in the Karnataka.
It is interesting to note that theatres across Tamil Nadu increased the number of shows due to the good response the film received. The request to increase the number of screens began soon after its release. Following this, Pa Ranjith had tweeted that the team has been working towards increasing shows based on popular demand.
The film was screened in 121 theatres across Tamil Nadu. It was also screened at a few theatres in the United States of America.
The film was not just appreciated by movie buffs but those in the film industry as well. Top actors and film personalities heaped praises on the film with many taking to the social networking sites to urge others to watch the film in theatres.
Filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, who made films like Fandry and Sairat, DMK president MK Stalin and actor Vijay are among the few well-known personalities who extended their support for this film and urged others to watch it in theatres.
Pariyerum Perumal is Mari Selvaraj’s directorial debut starring Kathir, Anandhi and Yogi Babu in the lead. The film’s music has been composed by Santhosh Narayanan and the cinematography is by Sridhar. Pariyerum Perumal is one of the most important films in recent times to address caste-based discriminations.