Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Chakri Toleti|
|Produced by||V. Mathiyalagan|
|Written by||Adam Hiebeler,|
by Mike Flanagan
|Music by||Achu Rajamani|
|Edited by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
Kolaiyuthir Kaalam (transl. Season of murders) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language slasher film film directed by Chakri Toleti and produced by my V. Mathiyalagan of Etcetera Entertainment. It stars Nayanthara, Bhumika Chawla, Prathap Pothen, Rohini Hattangadi and began production in November 2016. This film is an official remake of 2016 American film, Hush. The film was released on 9 August 2019.
In mid-November 2016, Chakri Toleti began working on his fourth feature film, following the bilingual Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) and Billa 2 (2012). Nayanthara was selected to play the leading role, and it was revealed that the film would be a heroine-centric project. A first look poster was subsequently released on 18 November 2016, coinciding with Nayanthara's birthday, with it being revealed that the film would mark the first production of venture of musician Yuvan Shankar Raja and the first Tamil film production for Pooja Entertainments' Vashu Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh. Later, Yuvan Shankar Raja and the other producers opted out of the project. V. Mathiyalagan of Etcetera Entertainment took over the production of the film. Tamannaah Bhatia is reprising Nayanthara's role in Hindi remake titled Khamoshi, which released on June 14, 2019.
The film was scheduled to release in India on 14 June 2019, but was delayed because the film shares its name with a novel by Sujatha Rangarajan, which director Balaji K. Kumar paid ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) for the novel's rights. The plea for the film is held on June 21. The film then went through multiple release date changes, eventually releasing on 9 August.
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