Some films come and go while some films stand the test of time as rock solid. The latter ones sometimes enjoy the status of cult classics. In Chennai, these days a few theatres choose these classics and screen them one day a week or sometimes twice a week depending on the demand. Theatres like GK Cinemas in Porur, Vettri Theatres in Chromepet have been screening such films and it has been appreciated by the people. In such a scenario, few Ajith fans had requested Vettri theatre owner Mr Rakesh Gowthaman about screening Ajith’s 50th film Mankatha.
To this Dhayanidhi Alagiri who produced it for his banner Cloud Nine, tweeted saying that the theatrical and digital rights of the film are with Sun Network (Sun Pictures). Perhaps seeing the demand for the film, Sun Network might help in the screening of Mankatha. A source said, “Ajith fans love Mankatha and would be very happy to see it again. The ball is in the court of Sun Pictures and they should only give a confirmation on the possibility of this”.
The film directed by Venkat Prabhu was a blockbuster success and hit the screens in 2011. It also showcased Ajith in a villainous role which was quite unusual for a Tamil hero to take on such a character with negative shades. He was seen in a stylish salt and pepper look and did all those things that a normal hero will not do in films. Arjun was the perfect foil for Ajith. With Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music amping the proceedings, Mankatha was one film that will be remembered for a long time.