Mumbai. She became a center of attraction when the movie ‘Merry Christmas’ with Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi was announced. The curiosity of the audience increased to see this fresh pair. Earlier, as per the name, this film was to be released on the occasion of Christmas. But its release date was changed, after which the gimmick of changing the release date of the film started. This film is sometimes being preponed and sometimes being postponed. Now once again the makers have extended its release date and now it will release next year.
The film ‘Merry Christmas’ is directed by Sriram Raghavan and is a thriller genre film. Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi will be seen together for the first time in this film. It is made in Hindi and Tamil languages. Radhika Sarathkumar, Tinu Anand, Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak etc. will be seen in the film.
Changes have to be made frequently
Choosing the right release date for a film is not an easy task. Along with a good date, it was also ensured that the film would not clash with any other big film. This is the reason why the release of the movie ‘Merry Christmas’ has to be changed frequently. As soon as the film was made, it was planned to release on 22 December 2023. Since the film has Christmas in its name, it was planned to release on Christmas. But Shah Rukh Khan’s Dinky and Prabhas’ Salaar are releasing on December 22. In such a situation, the makers did not think it was right to clash with two big stars and decided to release the film on December 15. But on the same day Siddharth Malhotra and Disha Patani’s film ‘Yodha’ was also releasing. In such a situation, Sriram Raghavan decided to push the film forward by a week and release it on 8th December.
New release date
Now chose a new festival
The audience was confident about 8th December but meanwhile the release date of Sandeep Reddy Wanga’s ‘Animal’ was revealed. The film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna will release on 1st December. In such a situation now the makers do not want this film to come with Ranbir’s film. This is the reason why the makers of ‘Merry Christmas’ have dropped the idea of releasing the film this year. Now this film will release in January next year. The film will release on January 12 on the occasion of Sankranti.
First published: November 16, 2023, 12:20 IST