Sivakarthikeyan‘s Velaikkaran has cleared the censors with a clean U certificate from the central board of film certification today. This also puts an end to various rumours that the film could be postponed by one week. The makers have now confirmed the film’s official release date as December 22nd for the Christmas Day weekend alongside Santhanam’s Sakka Podu Podu Raja which is directed by Sethuraman and certified UA. Also Read: Velaikkaran song Iraiva:The song’s transition from a slow romantic beat to a groovy tune is kickass!
Recalling how he approached Mohan Raja, Sivakarthikeyan had said at the audio launch, “Thani Oruvan was unanimously liked by everyone. I saw the film twice and I called Mohan Raja sir, and Jayam Ravi sir to congratulate them. Mohan Raja sir ended the call with the statement “we shall meet soon”. I felt like working in a movie with him but was slightly hesitant to ask. Also, I was apprehensive about doing a serious role. Because apart from Ethir Neechal I have not done any emotional movies. I somehow gathered the courage to convey my wish to work with him. Before that, I have not approached any director to ask for collaboration. I was choosing from the scripts that come my way.” Produced by RD Raja’s 24 AM Studios, Velaikkaran features Nayanthara as the lead heroine. Fahadh Faasil makes foray into Kollywood in the role of an antagonist.
( Text by Surendhar MK)