National Award-winning Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi and Bollywood sensation Katrina Kaif's Merry Christmas directed by Sriram Raghavan will open in cinemas earlier than previously announced. The upcoming film touted to be a thriller will be coming out on the big screen in Hindi and Tamil languages on December 8; a week before its previously announced December 15 release plans. The news of Merry Christmas' release date preponement has come as a big delight for Vijay Sethupathi's fans in Tamil, with the actor making the announcement on social media on Tuesday, October 3, by sharing posters of the film featuring himself alongside Katrina Kaif.
Christmas comes even earlier this year!! Be ready to feel the chills and thrills of #SriramRaghavan's #MerryChristmas, now on 8th December, in cinema halls near you.@TipsFilmsInd #MatchboxPictures @RameshTaurani #SanjayRoutray #JayaTaurani #KewalGarg #KatrinaKaif #SanjayKapoor… pic.twitter.com/PHp65E9KPx— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) October 3, 2023
There has been quite a lot of buzz surrounding Merry Christmas as the film is director Sriram Raghavan's next after Badlapur (2015) and Andhadhun (2018), which turned out to be blockbusters at the box office, while also garnering appreciation from critics. The film will also see Vijay Sethupathi and Katrina Kaif sharing screen space with Radhika Apte, who is best known to Tamil audiences for playing the female lead in 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Kabali (2016). Furthermore, Merry Christmas includes a host of stars forming the ensemble cast featuring the likes of Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand in the Hindi version, while Gayathrie Shankar, Shanmugaraja, Kavin Babu, and Rajesh Williams are cast in the same roles in Tamil.
Vijay Sethupathi, who has become a nationwide sensation after his stunning act as the antagonist in Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan, will be looking to carry forward the momentum once again in Hindi and this time alongside Katrina Kaif in Merry Christmas. With the new release date now out, we can now expect the film's promotions to kickstart going forward and a teaser and trailer to be unveiled in the days ahead.