New Delhi: The release date of Merry Christmas, starring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, has been moved up to December 8 from December 15.
Because of a scheduling conflict with Yodha, an action film starring Sidharth Malhotra, the film’s creators have settled on a new release date. Film critic and industry insider Taran Adarsh announced the new release date for Merry Christmas on his official X account, which is set for December 8.
He wrote, “KATRINA KAIF – VIJAY SETHUPATHI: ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ TO ARRIVE ONE WEEK EARLY… 8 Dec 2023 is the new release date of #MerryChristmas, which teams #KatrinaKaif and #VijaySethupathi for the first time.
#MerryChristmas – directed by #SriramRaghavan – is shot in two languages [#Hindi and #Tamil] with different supporting actors.
Produced by #RameshTaurani, #JayaTaurani, #SanjayRoutray and #KewalGarg.
KATRINA KAIF – VIJAY SETHUPATHI: ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ TO ARRIVE ONE WEEK EARLY… 8 Dec 2023 is the new release date of #MerryChristmas, which teams #KatrinaKaif and #VijaySethupathi for the first time.#MerryChristmas – directed by #SriramRaghavan – is shot in two languages… pic.twitter.com/GPyGmCIQMI
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 3, 2023
However, shortly after this post, Karan Johar surprisingly revealed on Instagram that he has moved the release date of Yodha up to December 8 as well, once again setting up a box office showdown between the two major movies.
Introducing the updated Yodha release date, Karan Johar wrote, “We are all set to land in cinemas on 8th December, 2023!!!!!!✈️”
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About Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, directed by Sriram Raghavan, will be the first time that Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi appear on screen together. The thriller movie also stars Sanjay Kapoor and Vinay Pathak.
Merry Christmas is notable for being filmed in two languages, each with a distinct set of supporting actors. Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand co-star in the Hindi version, while Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kevin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams play the same characters in the Tamil version.
Yodha, directed by Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha, follows a group of people who attempt to hijack an airliner. Disha Patani and Raashii Khanna also feature in the movie. Yodha is a Prime Video Dharma Productions and Mentor Disciple Films production. Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Shashank Khaitan join Karan Johar in producing the show.