Will Shankar's 'I' release for Pongal? Vikram and Producer explains reason for delay

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Audiences have to wait a little longer to watch filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I" in cinemas as its release is getting delayed due to special effects work and dubbing in multiple languages.

Chiyaan Vikram's upcoming Tamil film I directed by Shankar is gearing up for release in multiple languages and the postponement of release date is been disappointing fans and film lovers.

Shankar films always have an enthralling factor for cinema lovers. Coming to I it has been much much higher. The 90 secs I trailer is the witness, which has got more than 8 million views in YouTube.

When asked producer Aascar Ravichandran about the delay in I release, he said: "I was not made to make money. If it was made for money, I would have released the movie long time ago."

"I movie has such herculean efforts of huge number of people and releasing the film in a hurry won't just be right. My one film (I) will make people talk about it 100 years of Tamil Cinema", he proudly said.
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On a similar note, Vikram said, "I has very complicated effects. Post-production and special-effects of the film are taking longer than expected. In addition, we are dubbing the film in multiple languages. We are working round-the-clock."

"The makers are spending a lot of time on the special effects and getting the film dubbed in multiple languages. This might push the release date further by a few weeks. Shankar sir is a perfectionist, so he prefers taking his time to produce a satisfying product," a source from the film's unit told.

"I" is expected to be released in over five languages. Touted to be made around on a budget of Rs. 100 crore, the shooting of the film was recently completed after being on floors for over two years.

Also starring Amy Jackson and Upen Patel, nearly fifty percent of "I" was shot in China. Actor Vikram lost nearly about 50 kg for his role in the film.

I makers have even confirmed that they will soon come up with release date. For now I may hit the screens for Christmas [Dec 25] or Pongal [Jan 14, 2015].

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