The release of Sudeep's much awaited film Manikya has been postponed. For the last two months, the film was readying for a Ugadi release (March 31). But with the voting date for the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka scheduled for April 17, the film makes have decided not to go up against it.
Sudeep announced to his fans, "Maanikya's release has been pushed to April. Will update the date soon. Audio to hit stands maximum before 25th March."
So the audio of the film will release within two weeks and by conventional logic the film may not release till April 17. Publicity of the film will also be hit. The PU exams have started in Karnataka and the SSLC exams start on March 28. By the time elections get over, even these important exams will be concluded.
Manikya is thus aiming for the best convenient time after the exams and elections. The release will therefore be either on April 18th or April 25.