It is the season of theatrical re-releases in Kollywood.
The golden oldies like Karnan when it was re-released in digital format became a hit. Added to these recent small films like Aranya Kandam, MUK and others are planning a re-release.
The golden oldies re-releases are enjoying a decent run at the box-office due to the nostalgia factor. But recent releases which have come as re-releases have not been able to cash in on it. However the next two months will not have any major star releases, so there is still an outlet for re-releases.
Now the latest we hear is that a groupof Ajith fans on the net wants his 2007 classic Vishnuvardhan directed Billa to re-release on May 1, the star’s birthday. They feel that Billa a super hit which had Ajith, Nayanthara and Namitha, has potential for a re-release.
Ajith has a huge fan base in social networking sites and after the success of Mankatha, they are on a high. The fans were expecting Ajith’s Billa 2 to release around the time of his birthday.
The producer of Billa 2, Sunir Kheterpal had announced it with much fanfare earlier. However due to the strike and other factors the film got delayed and it look likely to be a June release.
The fans of the actor want to have something to celebrate his birthday, hence the cry for re-release of the original Billa.