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After Nayakan and Pesumpadam, Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan to get a re-release

The film's producer Kalaippuli Thanu announced that Aalavandhan will re-release in 1,000 theatres

After Nayakan and Pesumpadam, Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan to get a re-release
Kamal Haasan in a poster of Aalavandhaan

Last Updated: 08.40 PM, Nov 14, 2023


Kamal Haasan's psychological action thriller Aalavandhan, which hit screens in 2001, is gearing up for a re-release. As the film completed 22 years of release, the film's director Suresh Krissna wrote on his social media handle, "Celebrating today 22 years of AALAVANDHAAN- a cult classic - the one and only Ulaganayagan Kamal Hassan (sic)."

Kalaippuli Thanu announces re-release
Kalaippuli Thanu, who bankrolled the film under his banner V Creations, announced that the film will re-release in over 1,000 screens on the special occasion.
Aalavandhan, which is said to be an adaptation of the novel Dhayam that was written by Kamal Haasan in 1984, had Kamal Haasan in a dual role, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Sarath Babu, Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Madurai GS Mani and Milind Gunaji to name a few.

The film was simultaneously shot in Hindi as Abhay. Aalavandhan was a commercial failure during release, but the film went on to win the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.

Pesumpadam and Nayakan get a re-release
Pesumpadam (1987) and Nayakan (1987) were recently re-released in theatres. Pesumpadam was a silent dark comedy, directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Kamal Haasan played an unemployed graduate. The film received critical acclaim and became a commercial success.

Raaj Kamal Films International shared the news on it social media handle, "#Pushpak #Pesumpadam, a pioneer in silent black comedy and an iconic masterpiece of Indian cinema, will be re-released in theatres soon (sic)."

Nayakan gets a re-release
On the other hand, the digitally remastered version of Mani Ratnam's Nayakan, was re-released on November 3 ahead of Kamal Haasan's birthday (November 7). Kamal Haasan played Velu Naicker and the film revolves around his transformation from an ordinary man to a dreaded gangster, who brings Mumbai under his control. The film is considered one of the greatest Indian films of all time.

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