Shivarajkumar-Sudeep starrer The Villain certified U/A
The censor board was initially planning to certify the film 'A' and director Prem was planning to appeal to the revising committee
Prem can finally heave a sigh of relief as his film, The Villain, has cleared the censors with a U/A certification. Initially, the Regional Censor Board was planning to certify the film ‘A’, which is why the director had even decided to approach the revising committee. However, with matters having been resolved, Prem is grateful to the censor board. “I’m so glad for their understanding of the film,” he says.
Now, with the certificate in hand, Prem is gearing up for the release of the Shivarajkumar-Sudeep film. This is the first time that the two stars will be seen on the big screen together. The Villain will also mark the Kannada debut of Amy Jackson.
In his typical style, Prem is keeping the curiosity level high among the audience. He will be revealing the release date only on Ganesha Chaturthi. Details on advance bookings will also be announced at the same time. “Right now, I am in Chennai, where last-minute work for the film is taking place. We are on the verge of completing the CG work, and some of the music, after which the film will be ready for release. I’ve chosen to announce the release date of the film on Ganesha habba. This will only add to the festivities,” says Prem.
Produced by CR Manohar under Tanvi Productions, The Villain also features Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty and Telugu actor Srikanth. The film’s music is by Arjun Janya, while the cinematography is by Gire.