‘Kolamavu Kokila’ postpones release by a week to avoid clash with ‘Vishwaroopam 2’
‘Kolamavu Kokila’ postpones release by a week to avoid clash with ‘Vishwaroopam 2’

‘Kolamavu Kokila’ postpones release by a week to avoid clash with ‘Vishwaroopam 2’

The thriller, starring Nayanthara in the lead, is directed by debutant Nelson Dilip Kumar.

Nayanthara is gearing up for the release of the upcoming Tamil thriller Kolamavu Kokila a.k.a CoCo. Directed by debutant Nelson Dilip Kumar, the film is her second release of the year. In the film, she plays a simple girl who, when pushed into an unexpected situation, has to fight for her survival.

A couple of weeks ago, the makers announced, via a poster, that the film will hit the screens on August 10 worldwide, which meant that it was going to lock horns with Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2 at the box office. However, the latest news is that the film’s release has been pushed by a week. On Tuesday, Lyca Productions released a new poster showing August 17 as the release date.

The title poster of the film seemed to indicate that the story involves drugs. Also, ‘kolamavu’ seems to be used colloquially for cocaine in the film. This had triggered rumours that the film is inspired by the popular American TV show Breaking Bad. However, in an interview with Hindustan Times, director Nelson said that the film is based on his own story.

Nelson said, “It’s a story about an ordinary girl in the most unexpected situation and how she fights her way out of it. We can’t make anything close to Breaking Bad because it’s really wild and we’re not prepared for such things.”

The film also stars Saranya Ponvannan and Yogi Babu in important roles. The film has music by Anirudh Ravichander and earlier there were reports that the young composer has played a cameo in the film. However, director Nelson subsequently quashed these reports in a few interviews. He went on to add that Anirudh’s music is the soul of the film. “As soon as Anirudh heard the story, he was excited to commence work. He’s taken very special care and worked on the film because he really liked the story,” he said.

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