Pongal 2017 : Tamil movie releases

Chennai,Dec23(tamilnaducentral): We have lined up Tamil movies that are scheduled for release during the upcoming harvest festival – Pongal 2017.


The Vijay-Keerthy Suresh  starrer  will heat up the January temperature and is the most anticipated film. It is an action thriller written and directed by Bharathan. Sathish and Jagapathi Babu play supporting roles. The music is composed by Santhosh Narayanan; the camera is cranked by M Sukumar and the film editor is Praveen KL.

vijay bairavaa

Vijay will be donning dual roles in the film with one of the characters speaking the local dialect of Tirunelveli while the other will appear with a tonsured head. Malayali actress Aparna Vinod  has been brought on board to play the second female lead. Producer and actor RK Suresh who played a critically acclaimed role in director Bala’s Tharai Thappattai is speculated to be the third antagonist in Bairavaa, alongside Jagpathi Babu and Daniel Balaji.

The film’s audio tracks were released recently that has garnered mixed reviews.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is a action-comedy film written and directed by Prasanth Pandiraj, starring GV Prakash Kumar and Kriti Kharbanda in the leading roles. GV Prakash has scored music.The film trailer has been released recently.

Kuttram 23

Kuttram 23 is an action thriller, co-written and directed by Arivazhagan, and produced by Inder Kumar under the banner, Redhan – The Cinema People. The film Stars Arun Vijay and Mahima Nambiar in the lead roles. The soundtrack and background score for the film is composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar. The film is edited by Bhuvan Srinivasan. The storyline of the film has been adapted from a novel written by popular crime novelist, Rajesh Kumar.

Vamsi Krishna, Amit Bhargav (of KMKV fame airing on Vijay TV) Abhinaya and Thambi Ramaiah are part of the support cast.

Adhe Kangal

Adhe Kangal  is a romantic thriller written and directed by Rohin Venkatesan and produced by CV Kumar. The film features Kalaiyarasan, Janani Iyer and  Sshivada in the lead roles with Bala Saravanan portraying the supporting role. Ghibran has scored the music. The film has been extensively shot in Kanyakumari, Erode and Chennai.  The film carries the same title as the one released in 1967.


Yaakkai is a romantic thriller directed by Kuzhandhai Velappan, starring Krishna and Swathi Reddy in the lead roles. The film’s music  has been composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Prakash Raj, Radha Ravi, MS Bhaskar and Singampuli are part of the cast.

Singam 3 starring Suriya, Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan is also said to be in the Pongal 2017 race,though it would hit the cinemas a little later,now confirmed as January 26.

Another most anticipated film of 2017 – Thala 57 starring Ajith Kumar,Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan is in the making and expected to be released in 2017. Release date is yet to be confirmed.

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