Superstar Karthi's next Tamil film, Sulthan
is all set for a grand theatrical release on April 2nd. Since the theatrical business in Tamil Nadu is going through a tough time despite Thalapathy Vijay's Master's blockbuster success, a lot has been depended upon Karthi's Sulthan to give a much-needed boost to the ailing Tamil industry. The movie is undoubtedly the first Tamil summer release and the pre-release buzz around it has been good enough to take a solid opening.
Sulthan was supposed to release last year during the summer. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the makers forced to postpone the release. It was the time when some of the biggies started opting for the direct-to-digital release across languages. Sulthan also got offers, like really tempting ones from leading streaming platforms to skip the theatrical way of releasing the movie but makers opted to wait for the theaters to open.
Karthi, in a recent interview, revealed that Sulthan is a mixture of comedy and emotions which can only be enjoyed in theaters. "There is an ample dose of comedy and emotions in the movie. They can not be experienced on OTT by sitting alone in a room. The theater will give an experience which will be very enjoyable. It is a tough decision to make and I should thank the producers for waiting until the theaters open", the actor revealed.
Karthi also talked about Rashmika Mandanna who will be making her Tamil debut with Sulthan. Karthi said that "'Sulthan' is a very good launch for Rashmika in Tamil. She really enjoyed doing her first Tamil film. She will be seen as a village belle. In action films, female leads are usually limited to songs. But 'Sulthan' is different. She has got a bold and angry character".
Sulthan is directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan and will simultaneously release in Tamil and Telugu languages. While the movie will not face any hurdle in Tamil, it will have tough competition in Telugu as superstar Nagarjuna's "Wild Dog" is also releasing on the same date which has a clear edge on Sulthan in Telugu.
Apart from Sulthan, Karthi will next be seen in the Tamil historical drama, Ponniyin Selvan. It is a multi-starrer movie that also stars Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Jayaram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Trisha in prominent roles. Karthi revealed that it is a two-part movie and around 70% of the film has been completed.