This unexpected pandemic has made a lot of film producers and directors to skip the theatrical release and stream their films directly on OTT platforms. A few weeks back, Suriya made a breaking announcement that his next outing, Soorarai Pottru will release directly on Amazon Prime Video and this news created a huge buzz on social media. Thalapathy Vijay’s Master, Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru and Dhanush’s Jagame Thandhiram were the major three films that the theatre owners had pinned their hopes on and when Suriya made the announcement about Soorarai Pottru’s OTT release, it came as an unexpected move. Notably, this also paved the way for rumours about the direct OTT release of Vijay’s Master.

Despite the makers of Master confirming that the film will release only in theatres, the rumours popped up in regular intervals. Lokesh Kanagaraj, the director of Master, has now once again confirmed that the Vijay starrer will release only in the theatres. In a recent media interaction, he said, “There are no possibilities for Master to release on OTT. It is going to be out only in theatres. We will decide on the release date when the theatres reopen. The Government is holding talks with theatre exhibitors about the reopening and we are waiting for a better clarity. I am also excitedly waiting for Master’s release date announcement. We completed the film on time and it was all set for release in April, but the Covid changed all the plans. Whenever the film releases, it will be a surprise for the fans,”.

This assurance from the director himself has made the fans happy and they are sharing the news with delight on social media. Going by the current situation, it looks like Master is going to play a huge role in bringing back the audience to the theatres after the pandemic. It wouldn’t be practically possible to maintain social distancing in the theatres and hence we will have to wait for a few more months to know how the situation unfolds. Master is Thalapathy Vijay’s next outing and it has got huge expectations among the fans and film buffs. It is expected to showcase Vijay in a completely different dimension.

For the first ever time, we would be witnessing Vijay and Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi sharing screen space together and it is going to be a visual treat. Let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for the official announcement about Master’s new release date. Going by the current reports, it is said that the makers are looking for a possible release in Pongal 2021.