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Soubin Shahir's Djinn gets a new release date, a week after being postponed

Soubin Shahir's Djinn is helmed by Sidharth Bharathan

Soubin Shahir's Djinn gets a new release date, a week after being postponed
A still from Djinn

Last Updated: 07.44 AM, Jan 05, 2023


After multiple delays, director Sidharth Bharathan's Djinn is finally gearing up to hit theatres. The Soubin Shahir-starrer had deferred its release date twice in 2022 including that of December 30, and that's why the makers had rushed with its release in the next available slot, according to reports.

The movie, which also has Sharafudheen, Santhy Balachandran, Jaffer Idukki and Shine Tom Chacko in pivotal roles, had wrapped up its shoot in 2020 but there was a long wait for it to hit theatres.

In a recent interview with OTTplay, Sidharth had talked about how stressful the wait was. "It was beyond frustrating, and such instances push you to depressing times. But that's how it is for every filmmaker who has to wait for his movies to release due to circumstances beyond his control," said the director, adding that it was also the reason that he chose to do Swasika and Roshan Mathew-starrer Chathuram. "My neighbour had suggested that we do another film to get over this period. Something very different from Djinn."


The movie, which is scripted by Rajesh Gopinadhan, will now release in theatres in Kerala on January 6. It will clash with Amith Chakalakkal's police thriller Theru and Suraj Venjaramoodu's Ennalum Ente Aliya, which is a family entertainer.

Sidharth also mentioned that Djinn is by far his biggest film yet and probably his "most entertaining". The movie revolves around a man whose mental balance is affected from all the stress he endures. "It’s usually in these cases that people in the past would say that a person is possessed. That’s the ‘djinn’ here. There’s nothing supernatural involved," said the director.

The movie has Prashanth Pillai as its composer and Girish Gangadharan as its cinematographer. Leona Lishoy, Sabumon Abdusamad, Gilu Joseph and Nishanth Sagar are also part of Djinn.

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