Rana Daggubati and Vishnu Vishal's Kaadal (Aranya in Telugu) released in theatres on March 26. Directed by Prabu Solomon, the film talks about elephant conservation, deforestation and crony capitalism. Kaadan and Araya have been receiving mixed reviews from the audience and critics alike. One common negative aspect of the film was its length and hence the makers seemed to have trimmed his portions. It is said that fans and filmgoers feel that Vishnu Vishal's portions have been chopped off abruptly and his character gets the most bizarre ending. The makers are yet to share their opinion on the same.
Haathi Mere Saathi, the Hindi version of Kaadan and Aranya, has been postponed due to the rising Covid-19 cases in the Hindi markets. A statement from the production house of Haathi Mere Saathi read, "Dear viewers, it pains us to share this news but given the COvid-19 situation in the Hindi markets, the team of Haathi mere Saathi has decided to hold on to the release of the film. We shall keep you posted on further developments. However, we will be releasing Aranya and Kaadan in the South markets on the 26th of March."