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Vikram's 'Sketch' out of Pongal race, may release on Jan 26

EntertainmentThe movie has not applied for censor certification yet which has pushed its release date. Digital NativeDigital NativeChiyaan Vikram’s commercial actioner Sketch was planned to release on January 12 for Pongal. But now, it looks like the film will not have its planned release, as the movie has not applied for censor certification yet and might be pushed to release later on January 26. Sketch which has Vikram and Tamannaah essaying the lead roles, is directed by Vaalu fame Vijay Chander. The film is touted to be set in North Chennai and Vikram apparently plays a gangster in the film and Tamannaah plays a college girl. The film also marks her first collaboration with Vikram. The film is based on vehicle trafficking in the interiors of North Chennai. It will portray North Madras in a different colour, highlighting the lifestyle of the elite class living in the area. The film is being bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu under V Creations. The movie has completed its shooting part, and post-production works are going on. The film also has two villains —Rk Suresh and Radharavi while Soori, Sriman, Sri Priyanka, Ravi Kishan, Rk Suresh, Madhumitha, Vishwanth and Vela Ramamoorthy, complete the cast. The festive weekend in January will have five holidays and, hence, filmmakers are keen to release their movies during this time. Surya's Thaana Serntha Kootam has been confirmed for Pongal release and will get maximum screens. The film is directed by Vignesh Sivan and stars Keerthy Suresh, Ramya Krishnan. Prabhu Deva's Gulebagavali, where he is pairing up with Hansika Motwani, Sundar C's Kalakalppu 2 which is a sequel to 2012 hit Kalakalappu and Vijayakanth's son Shanmuga Pandian's Madurai Veeran are also scheduled for the Pongal season. The drop-outs include Vishal's Irumbu Thirai (which will now be releasing on Republic Day), Vimal starrer Mannar Vagaiyara, along with Venkat Prabhu's Party and Billa Pandi, which were planned for the festive weekend.

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