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Updated December 25th, 2023 at 12:04 IST

Rajinikanth's Lal Salaam out of Pongal 2024 race? Lyca Productions announces new title in its stead

Lal Salaam is now officially out of the Pongal race, with the postponement attributed to extended post-production endeavours.

Lal Salaam
Lal Salaam | Image:X
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After a substantial hiatus from filmmaking, director Aishwarya Rajinikanth is set to make a comeback with her upcoming project, Lal Salaam. This sports action drama holds particular significance as it marks Aishwarya's first professional collaboration with her father, Rajinikanth, who graces the screen with an extended cameo. Starring Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth in pivotal roles, the movie had initially generated buzz for a grand theatrical release during Pongal 2024.

Is Lal Salaam postponed?

Despite initial plans for a Pongal 2024 release, recent updates indicate a shift in the film's release timeline. Lal Salaam is now officially out of the Pongal race, with the postponement attributed to extended post-production endeavours.

(Poster | Image: IMDb)

The official announcement by Lyca Productions, revealing the release of Arun Vijay and Amy Jackson starrer Mission on Pongal 2024, provides a glimpse into the strategic reshuffling of release dates. The revelation suggests that Lal Salaam has been consciously moved to another date

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While the Pongal release is no longer on the table, speculation looms regarding the new release date for Lal Salaam. Unconfirmed reports hint at a potential release on January 26, 2024, aligning with Republic Day. 

Rajinikanth to appear in a special cameo in Lal Salaam

The primary cast of Lal Salaam comprises of actors like Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth. Besides producing and directing the film, Aishwarya Rajinikanth also helms the writing of Lal Salaam, which marks her 3rd directorial venture after 3 and Vai Raja Vai. Besides Lal Salaam, Aishwarya Rajinikanth is also planning to direct the untitled Sourav Ganguly biopic as well as make her Hindi film debut O Saathi Chal, which has rumouredly been a long time in the planning.

Earlier, on Rajinikanth’s birthday, the Lal Salaam makers released a brief teaser video, introducing the superstar's character in the film. As evident from the said teaser, Rajinikanth is making a special appearance in the film, playing a devout Muslim man. Additionally, the film reportedly also has a cameo by legendary cricket Kapil Dev.

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Published December 25th, 2023 at 11:20 IST

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