One of the casts, Dhanush, made this disclosure on Sunday on Twitter and also shared a poster of Karnan.
He also thanked the Karnan producer Kalaipuli S Thanu for considering the concerns of theatre owners and exhibitors, who depend on the films and theatres to a making, and said the decision to bring the film to cinemas means a lot to his fans.
“Karnan releases on April 2021 in theatres. A much needed encouraging news at the right time. Thank you Thanu sir for thinking of the theatre owners, distributors, exhibitors and everybody who’s livelihood is dependent on films and theatres, even though you had other options. A big thank you on behalf of my fans as this means a lot to them,” Dhanush wrote in a note posted on his Twitter page.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 31, 2021
The poster features the actor standing at a hilltop with a sword in his hand. Kalaipuli S Thanu unveiled the film’s teaser. Similar to the poster, the over one-minute-long clip introduces Dhanush, who is seen climbing a hilltop with a sword in his hand as a large crowd looks at him from below.
The black-and-white visuals seem to suggest that Karnan has a period setting. Without revealing much, the teaser offers perfect intrigue about Dhanush’s character and the film’s story. The hauntingly beautiful background score adds a mystery to the visuals.
The movie director, Mari Selvaraj, who became popular for Pariyerum Perumal, revealed last year that Karnan would talk about people from humble background.
He said: “It is a fictional film based on stories I have heard in my life. But unlike Pariyerum Perumal, here my protagonist doesn’t shy away from injustice because his upbringing is different.
“Karnan was supposed to be my first film, but director Ram sir told me that I have to prove myself first to narrate this script to a big star. After Pariyerum Perumal, I got a call from Dhanush sir, and Karnan happened.”