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Nivin Pauly’s Saturday Night release to be delayed by a week?

Rumours are rife that Nivin Pauly’s upcoming movie will follow Rorschach and Monster and push its release

Nivin Pauly’s Saturday Night release to be delayed by a week?
Saturday Night poster
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 10.39 AM, Sep 24, 2022


Seems like all the promise that this pooja season held for Mollywood will be left unfulfilled. While a huge box office battle was on the cards with Mohanlal’s Monster, Mammootty’s Rorschach, Suresh Gopi’s Mei Hoom Moosa and Nivin Pauly’s Saturday Night set to clash in theatres, finally it now seems to be just the Suresh Gopi’s film that will make the date.

Latest reports suggest that Nivin’s entertainer, which is helmed by Rosshan Andrrews, might not release on the initially announced date of September 29 and will hit theatres a week later. Several theatre exhibitors have already got calls from the film’s production company, informing them of the same, according to rumours. A source from the production had said that the team is yet to complete the post production work and if it finishes in the coming days and the movie is cleared by the CBFC, it could hit theatres as planned. Only otherwise, will the movie's release date be deferred by a week, said the source.

Earlier, Rorschach and Monster too had deferred their release dates to October second and third week, respectively. This was also partly attributed to the release of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, which is among the most-anticipated Tamil movies this year. 

Nivin’s Saturday Night, meanwhile, is a tale of friendships that is made on a big budget. The film also stars Aju Varghese, Saiju Kurup, Siju Wilson, Saniya Iyyappan and Grace Antony. It was shot in Dubai, Kerala and locations in Karnataka.

Rosshan, who had directed Dulquer Salmaan’s direct-to-OTT release Salute earlier this year, is teaming up with Nivin for the second time in the movie, which is scripted by Naveen Bhaskar. In an earlier interview with us, Nivin had said, “It’s an all-out entertainer. I am sure the audience will enjoy it. The visuals have all come out great. The movie involves travel to a lot of unexplored terrains.”

Incidentally, this is the third Nivin-starrer to defer its release date this year after Rajeev Ravi’s Thuramukham and Liju Krishna’s Padavettu, which is now set to hit theatres on October 21.