Many ambitious Telugu-Tamil bilinguals which aspire to have simultaneous release in both languages, are being deterred by the regional Censor Boards for unknown reasons. Siddharth's "Gruham" is the latest victim.
Siddharth had actually planned to release "Gruham" and "Aval" (film's Tamil version) on the same date, November 3. Failure in procuring censor certificate in time forced him to postpone the release of Telugu version by a week, and Nov 10 was announced as the new release date. With less than 48 hours for the release, Siddharth has now informed with a pained heart that "Gruham" will 'hopefully' hit screens next week, on Nov 17, as he couldn't get the censor certificate yet.
"Aval" has received extremely overwhelming reviews, and the Telugu horror film lovers are waiting for the release of "Gruham" with bated breath. The delay in release could hamper the film's chances at box office in the age of rampant piracy.
Vijay's "Adirindhi", the Telugu dubbed version of "Mersal" had also faced similar struggle with Censor Board officials. While the Tamil version released on 18 Oct, the Telugu version, which was expected to release on the same day, is now gearing up to hit screens three weeks later.