Directed by Tharun Kishore Sudhir, Kaatera is Darshan’s 56th film and has been set for a December 29 theatrical opening
Fans of Challenging Star Darshan are, no doubt, a happy lot. They are getting to see their favourite star yet again on the big screen when Kaatera releases on December 29. Darshan began the year with the Republic Day release Kranti, was seen in a pivotal cameo in Garadi and is closing 2023 with Kaatera. The film reunites the actor with Chowkaa and Roberrt maker Tharun Kishore Sudhir and is expected to give him the box office opening that eluded Kranti. Tharun has been quite miserly with glimpses from the film, and has released only a few posters and one lyrical video song – Pasandaagavne - so far. The song had a few visuals from the actual video, but fans have been craving for more. The trailer is what they are eagerly waiting for. Kaatera is, after all, a period film set in the 70s, in which the actor will be in a never-before-seen avatar.
According to the latest buzz, the trailer of Kaatera is expected to be released on December 23 at a public event in Mandya. This, reckon fans, is too late to drum up excitement around the film, since it will be only a day after Salaar hits theatres. The trailer, they say, should be out at least two weeks before the film’s theatrical outing. When OTTplay checked in with the film’s publicity team, we were told that the next big update from Kaatera will be another song and that the trailer would be much later, which ties in with the December 23 speculation.
A late trailer release may work for Kaatera after all, it its theatrical outing plans on December 29 do not materialize owing to the current censor Board issue in Bengaluru. Three officials had been arrested on November 29 on bribery allegations and replacements have not been allocated yet, causing a delay in the process for several films looking at getting certified before December 31.