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Which Pongal release are you looking forward to?

By S Saraswathi
January 12, 2016 10:04 IST
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Rajini Murugan, Tharai Thappattai, Kathakali, Gethu...

Telugu cinema has an interesting line-up for Makar Sankranti releases, and Tamil cinema has a wonderful Pongal line-up.

We take a look at the Pongal releases, coming up.


Rajini Murugan
Director:  Ponram
Cast:  Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Soori 

Rajini Murugan

Sivakarthikeayan-starrer Rajini Murugan was to be released during the Ganesh Chaturthi weekend last year, but it got delayed. 

Produced by Thirupathi Brothers, the film finally hits the marquee this Pongal.

The film is directed by Ponram, who made his debut with the successful Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, also starring Sivakarthikeyan.

Touted to be a romantic comedy, the film has Malayalam actress Keerthy Suresh play the female lead supported by Soori, Kanaka, director Samuthirakani and Rajkiran.


Tharai Thappattai
Director:  Bala
Cast:  Sasikumar, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar 

Tharai Thappattai

Director Bala is ready with his next film called Tharai Thappattai. It is based on Karagattam, the ancient folk dance of Tamil Nadu.

Starring Sasikumar and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, the film will mark maestro Ilayaraja's 1,000th film. 

Satish Kaushik has been roped in for a crucial role in the film.

The film is jointly produced by Sasikumar and Bala and will be distributed by Lyca Productions.


Director:  Pandiraj
Cast:  Vishal, Catherine Tresa 


Barely a month after the release of Pandiraj’s Pasanga 2, we have yet another film by the National award-winning director. 

Titled Kathakali, the film features Vishal and Madras fame Catherine Tresa.

The film is said to be an action thriller and is distributed by Sri Thenandal Films.

Hiphop Tamizha has composed the music.


Director: Thirukumaran
Cast:  Udhayanidhi Stalin, Amy Jackson 


Director Thirukumaran made an impressive debut with Maan Karate last year, and he returns with crime thriller, Gethu.

Produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies, the film has the actor himself play the lead. British actress Amy Jackson has been cast opposite Udhay while Vikranth plays the antagonist.   

Veteran actor Sathyaraj and Karunakaran essay significant roles in the film.

Music is composed by Harris Jayaraj, who collaborates with Udhay for the fifth time.

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