Tamil star Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming science fiction movie ‘Ayalaan’ has just announced its release date. The comedy-drama has grabbed the much-in-demand Diwali 2023 date to hit theatres across the country. Moreover, ‘Ayalaan’ is planned as a pan-India release, and will premiere in theatres in the original Tamil, along with Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi dubbed versions.
Interestingly, no prominent Bollywood film has booked the Diwali release date slot as yet. This is quite surprising because Diwali is an even bigger auspicious release date in Bollywood than in the South film industries, which consider Dussehra and Pongal as bigger festive occasions to release their films.
That said, ‘Ayalaan’ is as yet the only South Indian biggie film to announce its release on Diwali 2023. No other South industry film has grabbed the coveted release period yet.
However, ‘Ayalaan’ is on course to set up a three-way clash at the box office, especially at the Tamil box office. Two other buzzy Tamil films with big Tamil stars have intentions to pick Diwali 2023 as their chosen release date. The films are Dhanush’s ‘Captain Miller’ and Karthi’s ‘Japan’. Both films are almost complete, and eyeing a Diwali 2023 release date.