Arrambam not releasing in Karnataka
Ajith's "Arrambam" (Beginning) will not be screened on 1 November in Karnataka, due to the Rajyothsava cel...
Kannada Rajyothsava Day is celebrated every year on 1 November to commemorate the formation of Karnataka state. Tamil films face release issues during the Rajyothsava week in the state and hence "Arrambam" distributors wanted to play it safe, by not screening the Ajith starrer on Friday.
"Arrambam" is hitting the screens on 31 October across the globe. However, the film's screening will be stopped on 1 November and resumed from 2 November in Karnataka. There are reports that the film will have a controlled release across the state. Accordingly, it will not be released in Mandya and Mysore districts where anti-Tamil sentiments are high during the Rajyothsava week. The film is expected to be released in these districts after two weeks.
"This year too, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have fought over the share of Cauvery river water sharing. We do not want pro-Kannada organizations to make a case out of 'Arrambam.' Therefore, we are not taking any chances," a leading theatre owner told the website.
"Arrambam" has been getting massive response for its advance booking in theatres worldwide. The film is expected to take a fantastic opening on the first day of its release, considering the fact that the Ajith starrer will have a solo big release. The action-packed entertainer will release in more than 500 screens worldwide, but the screen count will decline once "Krrish 3" (1 November), "All in All Azhaguraja" (2 November) and "Pandiya Nadu" (2 November) hit theatres.
"Arrambam", which has received a clean "U" certificate, is directed by Vishnu Vardhan. The director is confident that the film will set a new benchmark for Ajith, in terms of box office success, as well as mass appeal.
According to the director, the film's story is reportedly based on a real life incident that is well known across the country. Apart from Ajith, "Arrambam" has Arya, Nayanthara, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu and Mahesh Manjrekar in pivotal roles.