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Mammootty’s Rorschach release shifted as a friendly gesture to Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan?

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Mammootty’s Rorschach release shifted as a friendly gesture to Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan?
Posters of Ponniyin Selvan and Rorschach
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Last Updated: 03.08 AM, Sep 23, 2022

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While this pooja season was billed as the clash of the titans with films of Mohanlal, Mammootty and Suresh Gopi vying with each other for the box office crown, as the festive dates near, the Big M’s have already pulled out of the race. Among the three, Suresh Gopi’s Mei Hoom Moosa and Mammootty’s Rorschach seemed to have locked their release dates with the makers of both movies blocking theatres, but it seems that Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: I might have had a say in the latter pushing its release date further.

The distributors of Rorschach had reportedly signed a contract with film exhibitors, guaranteeing that the movie will play in theatres for a minimum of 50 days. The pooja season will also see the release of Hrithik Roshan’s Vikram Vedha and Nivin Pauly’s Saturday Night along with Ponniyin Selvan. This would limit the number of theatres available for Rorschach, with Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus being among the most-anticipated Tamil films this year.

Rorschach is currently expected to hit theatres on October 13, a week before Diwali. The movie, which is directed by Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha director Nissam Basheer, also has Sharafudheen, Grace Antony and Jagadish in pivotal roles.

Meanwhile, Mammootty will not be entirely missing from action this pooja season. The actor has given the narration for the Malayalam version of Ponniyin Selvan. Mani Ratnam confirmed this in a recent promotional event in Thiruvananthapuram.

The ace filmmaker said that he had reached out to Mammootty to request him to introduce the film to the Malayalam audience and the actor, who had previously worked with the director in Thalapathi, didn’t think twice before agreeing to do it. Ponniyin Selvan, which has Vikram, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Babu Antony, is set to hit theatres on September 30 in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.

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