Dhanush’s ‘Raayan’ new release date announced

The Dhanush-starrer, which was originally slated to hit the screens on 13 June, has been postponed to 26 July.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 11, 2024 | 7:05 PM Updated Jun 21, 2024 | 12:04 AM

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Actor Dhanush’s second directorial project, Raayan, in which he also stars as the lead, was originally slated to hit the screens on 13 June. However, the release date has been postponed by the makers.

Rayaan, produced by Sun Pictures, is set to hit theaters on 26 July, just two days before Dhanush’s birthday. This update follows closely on the heels of the songs “Adangaadha Asuran” and “Water Packet” releases.

The film boasts a star-studded cast, featuring Selvaraghavan, SJ Suryah, Prakash Raj, Aparna Balamurali, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Saravanan, Kalidas Jayaram, Sundeep Kishan, and Dushara Vijayan.

AR Rahman, who previously worked with Dhanush on Raanjhanaa (2013), Maryan (2013), Atrangi Re (2021), and the upcoming Hindi film Tere Ishk Mein, serves as the music director for Raayan.

Raayan, which has been in the post-production phase, since December of last year, has cinematography by Om Prakash, and editing by Prasanna GK.

The Dhanush-starrer will be released in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi languages.

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Dhanush’s upcoming films 

Meanwhile, the actor is involved in multiple projects. These include Kubera (directed by Sekhar Kammula; also featuring Nagarjuna Akkineni and Rashmika Mandanna), a biopic on Ilaiyaraaja, directed by Arun Matheswaran, who previously directed him in Captain Miller (2024).

Besides, Dhanush is working on an untitled film with Mari Selvaraj, the director of Karnan (2021).

Additionally, Dhanush is directing a film titled Nilavukku Enmel Ennadi Kobam.

The film, which has music by GV Prakash Kumar, features young talents including Mathew Thomas, Priya Prakash Varrier, Anikha Surendran, Rabiya Khatoon, Pavish V, Ramya Ranganathan, and Venkatesh Menon.

Dhanush has embraced multiple roles in the film industry as an actor, filmmaker, producer, lyricist, and singer. However, cinema wasn’t his initial passion.

Originally, Dhanush aspired to become a chef. In an interview, he expressed that cooking was a sublime art form.

Recounting a moment from his past, the Asuran (2019)-fame shared how he once prepared a dish for his father, who thoroughly enjoyed it. His father’s request for more dishes each day deeply inspired him. Dhanush added that seeing the joy on his father’s face motivated him to pursue a career as a chef.

(Edited by S Subhakeerthana)

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