It has been announced that actor Vijay’s upcoming film Bairavaa, billed as a ‘Pongal’ treat to his fans, would be releasing two days before the grand festival.

Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal in a manner as grand as (if not more) Deepavali as it is the premier festival of Tamils all over the world. Kollywood never misses out this opportunity and tries to release film starring frontline heroes on this date so as to take advantage of the extended spell of holidays accompanying Pongal.

Produced by Vijaya-Vauhini Studios (which had earlier produced MGR’s Enga Veettu Pillai and superstar Rajinikanth’s Uzhaipaali), Bariavaa is directed by Bharathan who didn’t have an enjoyable outing with Vijay a decade back when they came together for the first time to make the non-starter Azhagiya Tamizh Magan. Santhosh Narayanan gets to score the music of a Vijay-starrer for the first time with this venture.

Vairamuthu has penned all the lyrics in the film which brings newbie Keerthy Suresh opposite Vijay for the first time. Others in the cast include Jagapathi Babu, Sathish, Y.Gee. Mahendra, Rajendran, Daniel Balaji, Thambi Ramaiah, Aparna Vinod, Papri Ghosh, Mime Gopi, ‘Aadukalam’Naren and Sreeman. The film’s teaser released during New year has become a huge hit on the Net.

Makers have now announced that the film, which has been certified with an ‘U’ certificate by the Censors, would be hitting the screens all over Tamil Nadu and elsewhere on 12th January (next Thursday), at least two days before Pongal!

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