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Maduraveeran joins the Pongal race

Shanmugapandian’s movie Maduraveeran to release on January 12.
Shanmugapandian’s movie Maduraveeran to release on January 12.

Pongal is the biggest season to release films in Tamil Nadu. The year 2018 is no different. There are five films vying for theatre space this Pongal.

The makers of Suriya’s Thaana Serndha Kotam, Sunder C’s Kalakalappu 2, Hansika’s Gulebagavali and Chiyaan Vikram’s Sketch had already announced that their movies will hit theatres for Pongal. Now, the latest movie to join the list is Shanmugapandian’s rural action entertainer Maduraveeran.

Actor-politician Vijayakanth has confirmed that his son Shanmugapandian’s movie Maduraveeran will also be a Pongal release. Directed by PG Muthiah, Maduraveeran features Meenakshi in the female lead, along with Samuthirakani, Mime Gopi, Rajendran and many others in the supporting cast. 



Maduraveeran’s music is by Santhosh Dhayanidhi and editing by Praveen KL. The movie is locking horns with 4 highly-anticipated movies.

Suriya’s Thaana Serndha Kotam directed by Vignesh Shivn will hit theatres on Pongal weekend. The Telugu version of the ‘gang teaser’ was released last day, and had set the social media on fire. For the first time actor Suriya had dubbed for himself in Telugu.

Prabhu Dheva and Hansika Motwani starrer Gulebagavali helmed by debutant director Karnan has also been confirmed as Pongal 2018 release. Produced by KJR Studios, the movie’s colourful posters has already created huge hype for the film.


Sunder C directorial Kalakalappu 2 is the other film that will hit theatres on Pongal 2018. As the prequel Kalakalappu was a fun-filled comedy entertainer, fans have pinned their hopes on the upcoming movie too.

Kalakalappu 2 team at shooting set
Kalakalappu 2 team at shooting set

Vikram, Tamannaah Bhatia-starrer ‘Sketch’ is also prepping up for a Pongal release. Directed by Vijay Chandar, the movie is touted to be an action entertainer. 

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