The action drama, directed by H Vinoth, was originally slated for a Pongal 2022 release
Ajith’s upcoming action drama released Valimai has been postponed indefinitely.
Due to the surge in COVID-19 infections and complications caused by the Omicron variant, the makers have decided not to release the film for Pongal 2022 as originally planned.
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“All we wanted at all times was to see the happy and happy audiences and fans in the theaters. At the same time, their safety and well-being has always been at the forefront of our decisions. In view of the sharp increase in COVID infections worldwide and in accordance with the regulations of the authorities, we have decided to postpone the release of Valimai until things return to normal, ”producer Boney Kapoor posted in a Twitter note.
“Get vaccinated, wear a mask and stay safe,” the post added.
Valimai joined the list of other greats such as RRR, Radhe Shyam and the Hindi remake of Jersey to postpone its theatrical release.
The news will be a blow to Ajith fans, who were already disappointed due to several delays in the film’s production and its impending release.
In Valimai, the actor plays a policeman who confronts a gang of rogue bikers. The film also stars Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi, Karthikeya, Bani, Sumithra, Achyunth Kumar, Yogi Babu, Raj Ayyappa, Pugazh and others.
In the making for two years now, Valimai is directed by H Vinoth who had previously worked with Ajith Kumar in Nerkonda Paarvai and is known for films such as Sathuranga Vettai and Theran Adhigaram Ondru. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes the music.