By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Once again the release date of Dasavatharam, the magnum opus of Kamal Haasan has been postponed without mentioning the next possible date, due to the extra-ordinary delay in graphics work.
Directed by KS Ravikumar, the movie was originally planned for August 15, 2007. It was postponed to Diwali 2007, but finally producer Ravichandiran and hero Kamal Hassan have jointly announced that the film would hit the screens worldwide at the time of Tamil Festival Pongal, 2008.
In his recent press meet, Kamal told that everything is going smoothly and the film would hit the screens on Pongal. Now Ravichandiran, the producer of Oscar Films announced that Dasavatharam would take some more time and they have planned to release it by mid February, on the eve of Valentine's Day!
Talking to our correspondent, Ravichandiran says, "The entire unit is working hard to release the movie for Pongal, but what really delays the release is the heavy CG work involves throughout the film. Kamal wants to give the film with state of art cutting edge technology to make it authentic and life like!"
For the first time in Indian film industry, Ravichandiran outsourced 12 big software companies to do the CG works for the 3 hour long film. To give the special effects, only he spent Rs 12 crores so far!
According to Ravichandiran, he will announce the release date of the film once the CG work is over. "I think February is the perfect time to release a big movie like Dasavatharam. I already discussed this with Kamal Sir, and he is also agreed with my point. Plans are going to release the film with 1000 prints in 3 languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) and will also have English sub titled version for overseas viewers" he added.