Dhanush's highly anticipated Karnan, directed by Mari Selvaraj, is all set to hit the screens in the month of April and if reports are to be believed, the film is planned to release on April 9, ahead of the Tamil New Year weekend. The announcement regarding the release plans was officially made this morning with a new teaser that looks highly promising and intense. The teaser shows us a glimpse of Dhanush’s character and his makeover is indeed exciting. Without revealing much about the story or the plot, director Mari Selvaraj manages to create a curiosity with this short glimpse. From what we see in the teaser, it looks like Karnan is going to be a very important film in Tamil cinema and just like how Mari Selvaraj managed to raise some strong questions through his first film, Pariyerum Perumal, he seems to have got another film with a similar flavour and impact.

Talking about the release plans, it is indeed an interesting date to lock as it is expected to be a long weekend and the beginning of the summer holidays. Karnan is one of the first big league Tamil films to have come out with the release date after the massive success of Thalapathy Vijay’s Master. More films will be joining along with Karnan to release during the Tamil New Year weekend and an exciting box office clash seem to be on cards. Interestingly, the Central Government has given approval for 100% occupancy inside theatres from February 1 and on that note, we can expect Tamil cinema to get back on track with the upcoming releases.

Karnan is produced by veteran producer Kalaippuli S Thanu under the banner of V Creations. The film has music scored by Santhosh Narayanan whose songs and background score is expected to play a crucial role in the movie. Theni Eshwar has handled the camera, while Selva RK has taken care of the editing. Popular Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan will be making her debut in Tamil cinema with Karnan, while the star cast also includes the likes of Lal, Natty (aka) Nataraj, Yogi Babu, Gouri Kishan, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, and others.

When we have a strong performer like Dhanush at the front and with a filmmaker like Mari Selvaraj wearing the directorial hat, one can be sure of the film’s impact and everyone is already eagerly looking forward to the release. For now, check out the newly released release date announcement teaser of Dhanush’s Karnan here: