(This article is authored by Alar)
Vikram's much-awaited Cobra has been slated for a theatrical release on August 31 and ahead of the movie release, the movie team has rolled out an intense promotional tour across the state where actor Vikram and other leading artists in the movie are meeting up with the students at various colleges. The clock is ticking for a big trailer launch in Chennai on Thursday - August 25.
The most recent meet-up took place on the campus of GRD College in Coimbatore on Wednesday and in Prozone Mall where Vikram was ringed by the cheers of the audience as he thanked them for their support. He vowed, "I have an undying love for all fans." He further said, "Cobra is a mass entertainer movie which is a mix of psychological thriller, emotional drama, science fiction, high octane action film."
Accompanying Vikram is KGF fame Srinidhi Shetty, who is the leading lady of Cobra, and Mrinalini Ravi, and Meenakshi who are playing important roles in the movie. While interacting with the audience, Vikram took everyone by surprise by speaking famous dialogue from the movie 'Pushpa' in ten different ways. The audience was amazed at his versatility and filled the room with loud cheers. The video of Vikram speaking Pushpa dialogue caught up in virality on social media.
The actor further said, "You must be aware of the film "Anniyan." But compared to that film, this one has more layers to peel back and Cobra combines science fiction, high-octane action, and psychological suspense. We travelled to Trichy and Madurai, where we were surprised by the fans' response. All of my fans have my unwavering love." "Meenakshi, Mrinalini, and Srinidhi have contributed greatly to this film," Vikram added.
He divulged that Meenakshi portrays a role of a college girl who speaks in a combination of Tamil and Malayalam and she will be shrill and impulsive in solving all the puzzles and the talented actress Mrinalini also worked hard. Speaking about Srinidhi, Vikram said that she was cast in this movie before signing for KGF and she also had a wonderful role.
He stated, "Both of Ajay Gnanamuthu's films 'Demonte Colony' and 'Imaika Nodigal' have unique screenplays. In a similar vein, Cobra is made in a different genre, which will be liked by all." He appealed to the audience to watch the movie in the theatre and show support. After wrapping up the Coimbatore tour, the Cobra team arrived in Chennai to take part in the launch of the trailer.
Bankrolled by SS Lalit Kumar of Seven Screen Studio, Cobra will be distributed by Red Giant Movies. Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, Miya George, Roshan Mathew, KS Ravikumar, Robo Shankar, and Anandaraj will play important roles. As an interesting element, Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman composed music for Cobra and the movie has been made on the budget of Rs 90 crore. It will be released on August 31 on the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi.