3 films clashing with Happy New Year this Diwali

The audience in South India will have lots to look forward to apart from Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year which releases on 24th October. Two Tamil films are scheduled to release during the favourable Diwali period and one of them is the most awaited film in Tamilnadu – Vijay’s controversial film Kaththi directed by A.R. Murugadoss.

Watch the trailer of Kaththi below. A typical south Indian masala film from the director of Hindi films like Ghajini and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty. (article continued after the trailer)

The other release in the South is Vishal’s Poojai also starring Shruthi Hassan. Interestingly, both the Tamil films release two days before Happy New Year on 22nd October (tomorrow). The reason for the Wednesday release is simple, in most parts of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and others, the Diwali holidays begin on Wednesday and continue through the weekend until Sunday. Most schools and colleges are shut, which makes the release date perfect.

On the other hand, Shahrukh Khan has decided to release his film a day after Diwali puja (Oct 24) with an eye on opening day records. In the last three years, the Diwali pooja day hasn’t been too bad for business, but opening records are impossible to achieve because the family audience is busy with Diwali festivities and the occupancy, especially in North India, tend to be poor.

Apart from the two Tamil films which are certain to affect business in South India, Happy New Year will also be competing against a smaller film in Telugu titled Karthikeya.

Back home in Bollywood, not many can dare release their films against a Shahrukh Khan starrer, can they? Historically, not many have survived a SRK clash, which is why Rekha’s comeback film ‘Super Nani’ was postponed by a week, a couple of Hollywood films have also been postponed by their distributors in India and only a small film Kabab Mein Haddi is releasing alongside Happy New Year.



  • aLL the best to everyone whose film is releasing this diwali.cming to hny it will hv gd wom and 200cr lifetime business in worst case scenario.but if it manges to generate v gd wom mouth like znmd,3I,yjhd barfi dabangg,k3 then 300cr is on.all the best srk

  • If Hny will do 37cr/38cr that will be alott, will be more than enough….

    if it will be 38cr+ that will be an Achievement.. so better to expect less,

    Later it will give u more happiness..

    Can’t Wait For 24th oct.. Hope it will be bigger hit than CE….

  • Collections in south will surely be affected…
    Kaththi has a strong buzz there..

    Lets see,i will watch HNY only after reading reviews.

    Opening Day Prediction:35-38crs

  • If HNY will get 5K screens,it’ll be impossible for SK-Aamir to break 1st day & weekend Collection’s RECORD, at least for upcoming 1-2 years!

  • SOS didnt just survive it outperformed JTHJ considering the latter had the more favourable screen allocation in Mumbai circuit… Ajay rocked in 2012

  • power of king !!!

    aamir in dhoom 3 talked abt chup chap CHARLIE.

    and yes…charlie is going to set bo records on fire.

    iss diwali
    todenge records

  • Ofcourse they can’t clash with SRK but unfortunately many ppl want to release movies on diwali as its biggest festival but still many postponed their movies just bec of SRK’s Hny as they didn’t get screens…

    Everyone knows well what will happen if they will clash with SRK…. Salman/Aamir/Akshay/Ajay/Rk/HR/BigB/Etc all did clash with SRK non of them wom from SRK….

    after clashing with SRK their movies condition were like Aamir’s look in PK…

  • Vijay looks good but so does Neil- film looks interesting- lets hope our 60 cr club Superstar Akki buys the remake rights n remakes it in hindi… Vijay to rock this Diwali

  • Even my medical exams were clashing with HNY, so we asked the college to change the date and guess what they changed the date.
    Super power of Srk.

  • Yeah no one dares in Hindi and we know what happened during CE.

    Prabhu Deva is a simple guy so Action Jackson not releasing on Diwali, otherwise Devgn is always ready to clash like during SoS.

    Indicine simply going too much overboard.

  • It doesn’t matter how many films are releasing with HNY its Matter how many screenes they are releasing it.
    on 5300+ screen it should colect 35/40 cr on the first day. ,otherwise it will be also average start

  • @indicine
    whats ur point…
    In the Last 3 yrs films released before diwali..all the time the day after diwali has been very very productive for the film.,k3 collected 35.91cr on this day..which was 4th day for the film…i rembmr Ra 1 collected 26cr after a 18 cr opening bearing negative wom….Prediwali effec is absulately zero incarse of HNY as it is releasing on this day..so what do u want to indicate…?

  • hny will not much earn in south coz of two big release in south…so the movie will only good run in north markets..lifetime will be 180cr.

  • Coming up (excuses)….

    1. Hny is not doing well due to the clash with kabab mein haddi.

    2. Hny hav nt crossed 200cr mark due to clash with kabab mein haddi nd katthi.

    3. Hny was not able to break any record becoz of less no of screens due to clash with kabab mein haddi.

  • A large section of audience is awaiting happy new year..records will also be broken down south just like his last release chennai express

  • 1st thing south people only know their superstar. they r God for them. even they don’t know and they don’t care about Bollywood superstar like srk, sallu, aamir.
    they only care about rajnikant, kamal hasan, vijay, surya, vikram, arjit kumar, mahesh babu, pawan kalyan, allu arjun, chirinjeev, nagarjuna. south people r very diehard fan of these superstars.
    plz don’t give us importance to south india.
    bcoz only selected Bollywood movies over their and even they don’t know what is Bollywood.
    u cant compare kaththi with hny. hny will not be hit in south.

  • 2 years ago SOS had an “SRK clash” and almost outdid SRK.
    The truth is they only dare to release with SRK movies and not the ither two khans!

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