Cobra, directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu, also marks the debut of former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan.
Last Updated: 11.45 AM, Sep 24, 2022
Vikram's Cobra, which had a theatrical release on August 31, found its window for a digital release. This one, directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu (Imaikaa Nodigal) will stream on SonyLIV from September 28, the makers announced on social media.
Although Cobra didn't do well at the box office, its digital release might help it find a wider audience.
In the film, Vikram plays a mathematician and dons seven different looks, which reminds fans of his performance in Shankar's Anniyan.
Cobra stars Srinidhi Shetty and former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan in important roles. The rest of the supporting cast includes KS Ravikumar, Mia George, Roshan Mathew, Robo Shankar and Mirnalini Ravi.
The OTTplay review of Cobra read, “Unfortunately, Vikram appears to be only concerned with his roles and performances. If this is the path he intends to take, I'm afraid it won't work. Because that's exactly what it is—one man's quest to reclaim his stardom, both on and off the screen! The film, like the snake, goes all out in a variety of ways. You don't know the answers to many questions.”
Cobra is bankrolled by Lalit Kumar's Seven Screen Studio, in association with Viacom 18 Studios, and has music by AR Rahman with cinematography, handled by Harish Kannan.
A day after the release, Cobra was trimmed by 20 minutes, following the feedback of the audience and critics. Ajay Gnanamuthu responded to some of the criticism on his Instagram stories, too. The filmmaker said he tried to make a mind-bending film as he was a fan of such genres.
Next, fans will be able to see Vikram in Mani Ratnam's epic Ponniyin Selvan, which will be released on September 30 and is based on Kalki's novel of the same name.
The following project will see Vikram working for the first time with director Pa Ranjith. It is anticipated to be the biggest 3D action movie in India.
Further, Vikram himself confirmed during a special Twitter Spaces session that he would team up with Ajay Gnanamuthu, once again. “It’s a unique story and I am very excited about that as well,” said the actor. There is no additional information available about this untitled one for now.