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Ponniyin Selvan, RRR and KGF distributors to release Ajith's Thunivu in the US

The film is gearing up to hit screens for Pongal and will clash with Vijay's Varisu

Ponniyin Selvan, RRR and KGF distributors to release Ajith's Thunivu in the US
Ajith in Thunivu
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 08.16 AM, Nov 26, 2022


Ajith's Thunivu just got a tad bigger. The latest we hear is that Sarigama Cinemas, who had earlier distributed the biggies, Ponniyin Selvan, RRR and KGF Chapter 2 in the US, will be releasing Ajith's Thunivu as well. The makers shared their excitement on their social media handle, and wrote, "We, @sarigamacinemas, are elated & proud to release the much-awaited Thala #AjithKumar’s #Thunivu in the USA this Pongal 🇺🇸. We are hoping for a blockbuster start to the new year after an eventful 2022. We are thankful to @lycaproductions for trusting our work!  #ThunivuPongal (sic)."

In Tamil Nadu, the film will be distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies and the overseas distribution will be handled by Lyca Productions, who had also distributed Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan.

In the meantime, the buzz is that the film will be a complete action entertainer without any commercial elements. Thunivu is helmed by H Vinoth and is billed as a heist thriller. The plot is said to revolve around a bank robbery that took place in the 1980s. However, there has been confirmation of the same yet. The shoot has been wrapped up and the team is currently filming a peppy number titled Chilla Chilla and are shooting on the same premises as Superstar Rajinikanth's Jailer.

The star cast for Thunivu includes Manju Warrier as the leading lady, Samuthirakani, John Kokken, Veera to name a few. The film is bankrolled by Boney Kapoor and will hit screens on the occasion of Pongal 2023. Thunivu marks the third collaboration of the trio, Ajith, H Vinoth and Boney Kapoor, after Nerkonda Paarvai and Valimai.

In the meantime, Vijay's Varisu, helmed by Vamshi Paidipally is also gearing up for release at the same time. Varisu is a family drama cum action entertainer and has an ensemble cast including Rashmika Mandanna, Prakash Raj, Prabhu, Sarathkumar, Shaam, to name a few.