Karthi’s next release Dev has been censored with a clean U certificate and the film will be releasing in both Tamil and Telugu as a Valentine’s Day special. The team will be having a pre-release event in Hyderabad on Saturday to increase the promotional awareness about their film. The censored run time of Dev is 2 hours 38 minutes 20 seconds, which is definitely on the longer side.
But, at the recent press meet of the film in Chennai, Karthi said that editor Ruben had given the go-ahead for this run time and reinforced their confidence that the film’s content will hold the audience’s attention for that long. Karthi added that Ruben is someone who is very particular about a film’s run time and always looks for reasons to cut short the film to make sure that the audience is always engaged with the content.
It must be noted that among all the editors, Ruben has the maximum blockbusters to his credit in recent years - Vedalam, Theri, Mersal, Irumbu Thirai, Kadai Kutty Singam and the latest Viswasam to name some. If he feels that Dev has the apt run time, then one must give it to him and hope strongly that Dev is worth its time.