In Kozhikode, Mankatha is likely to have an August 19th release according to distributors, Divya Productions. Velayudham will release on August 31st, according to Shibu, who is distributing the film there. Mankatha will have a clear run till Ramzan when Velayudham releases. And both films are expected to do good business all the way through the festival season of Onam, which falls on September 8th.
The films have been procured for big sums and the distributors are confident about their investment and are backing the two brightest stars on the Tamil cinema firmament to bring in the crowds in Kerala.