Karnan starring Dhanush is directed by Mari Selvaraj of Pariyerum Perumal fame. The film, produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu or V Creations, is slated to hit the theatres on April 9. However, reports have surfaced that there might be a lockdown and the theatre occupancy in Tamil Nadu might be reduced to 50 per cent once again. IDue the rumours, it was reported that producer Thanu was planning to decide on the film's release once the new lockdown rules are announced. The uncertainty in Karnan's release date put distributors, audience and theatre owner at risk.
However, Kalaipuli S Thanu confirmed that Karnan will release in theatres on April 9 as per plan. The online ticket booking for Karnan will begin on April 6 once the polling in Tamil Nadu comes to an end. Even though the number of COvid-19 cases are going up with every passing day, the makers of Karnan are confident of releasing the film in theatres. Karnan has Dhanush playing the titular role. Malayalam and Tamil actor Lal, Yogi Babu, Rajisha Vijayan, Nattu ad Gouri Kishan will play supporting roles in the film. Santhosh Narayanan has composed the music while Thenu Eeswar has cranked the camera.