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2018 clashes: Thaanaa Serndha Koottam vs Sketch, Tik Tik Tik vs Irumbu Thirai

2017 has not even ended and we already know of what to look forward to in 2018! While there are scores of films to choose from what makes these releases more interesting is the inevitable clashes between . While clashes between releases is no longer an unusual phenomenon, it seems like makers are not even trying to do without them anyway. One could call it the necessary evil as all big films vy for festival dates in advance. As per the latest updates, the first month of 2018 will begin with two clashes already, one on Pongal and one on Republic day. Read on to know complete details:

Pongal festive release 

Thaanaa Serndha Koottam – This is one of Suriya‘s most awaited films. It’s touted to be an action-comedy with Suriya returning to his elements. The film’s teaser has alreayd created quite the buzz and since it’s a Vignesh Shivn film, fans are excited! The movie will also star Keerthy Suresh. The music by Anirudh Ravichander has received a big thumbs up from fans! Also Read: Thaanaa Serndha Koottam teaser: Suriya’s swagger in this remake of Akshay Kumar’s Special 26 is infectious – watch video

Sketch: A film that was to release in November 2017 was pushed to 2018. This movie will star a new pair – Chiyaan Vikram and Tamannaah Bhatia. Reportedly the film is set in North Chennai. Chiyaan will play a gansta. It promises to be a rowdy, massy film. Considering it’s chiyaan we can expect some surprises.

These two films are heading for a clash this festive season, but this is not the only clash we are talking about!

Republic Day clash 

Tik Tik Tik : Starring Jayam Ravi in the lead, this one of a kind sci fi film is alreayd quite the topic of discussion. After a disappointing photoshopped poster,  the film had us blown away with its exciting teaser. It promises to be a never felt before experience. The film will also star Aarav. The movie has been helmed by  Shakti Soundar Rajan, the same filmmaker who gave us a movie on zombies! So expect the unexpected! Also Read: Tik Tik Tik Teaser: Jayam Ravi’s first of its kind space film has caught our attention for the right reasons

Irumbu Thirai: This movie will feature a new pair – Vishal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. From the look of its first posters the film promises to be a thriller of sorts with Arjun taking on the antagonist’s role.

Bhaagmathie: This film starring Anushka Shetty is touted to be a modern day thriller. the first look featured the actress in a bloody terrifying avatar. This film will also release on Republic Day.

April 2018 

After Baahubali’s blockbuster success, April has become one of the most popular months for releases. It’s no wonder we are looking at three big releases in the same month, on the same day!

2.0: This sci fi film that was to release on 26th Jan was pushed again owing to pending CG work. After dilly dallying for a few weeks, an official announcement was made on behalf of LYCA – The film would release on 27th April 2018.

Bharat Ane Nenu: This was the first film to lock in on the 27th April date. The film is helmed by Koratal Siva. The movie will star Kiara Advani. It’s touted to be a political drama with Mahesh Babu taking on the role of a Chief Minister.

Naa Peru Surya Naa: Allu Arjun will be seen in a brand new avatar for his next film. The patriotic film will have the actor take on a military avatar. The film will also star Anu Emmanuel.

As of now of the producers of the April 2018 are ready to budge form their dates but there is a concern among Telugu producers about 2.0 affecting their release.

Diwali 2018 

After Mersal’s phenomenal success, another date filmmakers are vying for. In fact, nobody is even waiting, they have gone ahead and locked in on the date whether the film has gone on floors or not.

Surya – Selvaraghavan – This is one of the most awaited projects as it marks the collaboration of a talented actor and a unconventional filmmaker. As per reports they begin shooting in Mid-January. But the film already has a release month – Diwali 2018.

Thalapathy 62: The hit combination – Thalapathy Vijay and AR Murugadoss will return and we are super excited! An official announcement has been made, but rest of the cast is yet to be finalised. However reports suggest the movie is looking to release in Diwali considering, Mersla turned out a winner.

Viswasam – Ajith and Siva are teaming for the fourth time with Viswasam. Nothing about the film has been revealed  apart from the movie title. Reports are doing the rounds that the makers are looking for a Diwali 2018 release considering Vedhalam broke records when it released around the same time in 2015.