Some movies are publicised as action movies before release, some are declared as action movies after people see it, some movies provide action before release.
The movie Balram vs Taradas was supposed to take on Lion and in jest we wrote an article on how it takes two Mammotty’s to tackle one Dileep. The Lion came, Lion saw and Lion Conquered, but both Balram and Taradas were nowhere to be seen. Then the movie was set to release in March. By that time Dileep cloned himself to another Dileep in Pachakuthira and that movie is set to release soon. Then came a news that send waves of tremor in trade circles (no relation to crop circles) that Balram Vs Taradas was postponed again. The tremor was caused by the thought that if the movie is postponed again, Dileep might clone himself, like Agent Smith in Matrix and act in another movie in which he is the hero, heroine and villain.
The problem for the delay in Balram vs Taradas was with the dates. Balram was available for filming while Taradas was busy. Finally to complete the schedule, Balram had to act as Taradas in some scenes. We are just kidding here.
While newspapers are creating all sorts of hype around the movie for having two characters from two different movies come together with the same director/actor combination, this movie is creating history by having the largest number of postponements.
Then I V Sasi wanted the Mammotty with the wig to dub with a different voice that the Mammotty without the wig. This idea was canned after the wig puked on hearing the idea.
The movie has got postponed four times already, for technical reasons and for avoiding competition. For an expensive movie of this proportions, lack of self belief from people behind the scenes is ominous. Keralites have proven again and again that content is the king, without that movie would fail, no matter what date it is released and how many heroines act without clothes.
Finally the film makers have settled for a release date in May. They are betting that only five or six Suresh Gopi movies might get released that month and it is ok. Still, the movie could get postponed for the flimsiest reasons such as which direction the wind is blowing or how many seats the Communists win in the elections.