Vikram’s eagerly awaited action sci-fi thriller, Iru Mugan directed by Anand Shankar, was sent to the censor board on Monday and has it has been given a UA certificate. The film has Vikram, Nayanthara and Nitya Menen in the lead with peppy music by Harris Jayaraj. The trailer of the film, which has Vikram playing a dual role as a RAW agent and a transgender villain, had gone viral and created huge buzz.
Iru Mugan was originally slated for release on 1 September to cash into the Ganesh Chaturthi long weekend, but due to post-production delays, it is now slated for a 8 September release. Kerala is a crucial market for big ticket Tamil films, and Vikram has a strong fan base in the state.
However the change of Iru Mugan release date from September 1 to 8, has pitch forked Vikram into a direct confrontation with Malayalam superstars. 8 to 15 September is the big Onam week in Kerala, traditionally prime time for big Malayalam films.