Jagame Thandhiram: Dhanush and Karthik Subbaraj's film set to release online on Diwali
Dhanush's upcoming film, Jagame Thandhiram, directed by Karthik Subbaraj may release online on Diwali 2020. Since there is no clarity on the re-opening of theatres in the country, the makers have decided to go ahead with the OTT release. Even if the theatres re-open in India, the occupancy rate might stand somewhere between 30 percent to 50 percent, according to multiple reports.
A source close to the Jagame Thandhiram team confirmed the same to "As of now, the makers have zeroed in Diwali as the film's release date. Initially, they were willing to wait for the theatres to re-open and even informed the fans about their decision. But, the uncertainty in re-opening of theatres seems to have pushed the team to think of alternative ways," the source added.
If reports are believed to be true, Jagame Thandhiram will have a wide release on a popular OTT platform. An official announcement regarding the film's release is awaited.
When the lockdown was announced, director Karthik Subbaraj released a new poster of Jagame Thandhiram and wrote that the film would release in theatres when the world heals. The coronavirus pandemic is far from over as there are more than 60,000 cases in India every day.
Recently, the team of Suriya's much-awaited film Soorarai Pottru revealed that the film will stream on Amazon Prime Video on October 30. Post the big announcement, many noted Tamil films will follow suit.
Produced by Sashikanth of Y Not Studios, Jagame Thandhiram features Dhanush, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Hollywood actor James Cosmo in the lead roles. The film was scheduled to release on May 1 but had to be postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.