The 2017 Ayudha Pooja holidays is one of the longest weekends in September. Kollywood’s producers want to make the best use of it and everyone wants their film to hit screens on the same long weekend.

At least 6 films are in the race right now as they have confirmed their release dates. Some of them might back off at the last minute. Movies confirmed so far include Mahesh Babu, AR Murugadoss’ Spyder, Santhanam’s Server Sundaram, Nayanthara’s Aram, Jai’s Balloon, GV Prakash’s Semma and Vijay Sethupathi’s Karuppan. Previously, Siva Karthikeyan’s Velaikkaran directed by Mohan Raja was also in the race but it has been pushed for a Diwali release now against Vijay’s Mersal.