Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi’s much-anticipated film, “Merry Christmas,” directed by Sriram Raghavan, known for his work in “Andhadhun,” has faced several release date postponements. Originally expected to hit theaters around Christmas, the film is now slated for release on January 12 next year.
The decision to delay the release was influenced by strategic planning to avoid clashes with other major films, such as Sidharth Malhotra’s “Yodha” on December 8 and to steer clear of the impact of Ranbir Kapoor’s “Animal,” set to premiere on December 1.
A recently unveiled poster features Katrina Kaif seated in a restaurant, with Vijay Sethupathi discreetly observing from another table, adding to the intrigue surrounding the film.
In a joint statement, the Merry Christmas team expressed their deep commitment to delivering an exceptional cinematic experience, citing a crowded release schedule as the reason for the delay. The statement reads, “We have made this film with a lot of love & passion like every filmmaker does; however, with the back-to-back movie releases and a packed last two months of 2023, we have taken the decision to extend the season of joy and bring our film to theaters on 12th January 2024.”
Produced by Ramesh Taurani and Jaya Taurani, Sanjay Routray, and Kewal Garg, “Merry Christmas” is a collaborative effort under the banners of Tips Films and Matchbox Pictures. As fans eagerly await its release, the film promises to be a delightful addition to the festive season in early 2024.