It is reported that the release and distribution rights of Vishal and Samantha’s upcoming film Irumbu Thirai has been sold for a record price in Kerala.
Produced by Vishal, the film pits him and Samantha for the first time together as an on-screen pair. Vishal has entrusted debutant director Mithran with the responsibility of directing the film which has ‘action king’ Arjun in a prominent role. Slated to release in theatres on Pongal next month, the film has good pre-release talk going about it.
Shibu Thameens, the producer-distributor who took up the release and distribution rights of Vijay’s Puli and Vikram’s Iru Mugan in Kerala, has now acquired the release rights of Irubmu Thirai at a huge cost. The film is billed as an action-packed thriller.
It may be noted that craze for watching films starring Vishal, fresh from the success of his Thupparivaalan and debut Mollywood film Villain, has gone up considerably in Kerala.