Rivals for decades, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan recently
came together to steer clear of each other in Chennai
and Mumbai. They sorted out talks of an impending clash
between the former's Kochadaiyaan and the latter's Vishwaroopam
that were to release post-Diwali.
at the meeting behind closed doors, Kamal Haasan decided
to advance the release of Vishwaroopam, so that there
could be a clear gap of two months between the two releases.
Accordingly, the Kamal Haasan film will be seen on the
big screen before that of Rajinikanth.
Rajinikant's film is still in the post-production stage,
Kamal Hassan's film is almost ready. Vishwaroopam will
release in October while the tentative release for Kochadaiyyan
has been fixed for either December or January.
made a pact not to clash. It would do no good to either
of us to release films together. It's because of economics
that Rajini and I have not come together since our
mentor K Balachander's Ninaithale Inikkum in 1979.
No filmmaker can afford to cast us together, except
me," Kamal Haasan has said.
Ninaithale Inikkum, that has both the veterans, is
being re-released as a technically enhanced digital-dolby