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Silambarasan’s Maanaadu hits theatres in TN amid confusion over release date

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Ahead of its theatrical release on November 25, producer Suresh Kamatchi had tweeted that the release was postponed due to “unavoidable reasons”.

Silambarasan TR’s much-awaited film Maanaadu has hit the big screens on Thursday, November 25, as announced by the makers earlier. However, there was confusion around the release date of the film after producer Suresh Kamatchi announced a day earlier that Maanaadu would not be released in theatres. “This film was made with a lot of dreams. I was looking forward to the delivery of this. It is with great pain that I inform you that the release has been postponed due to unavoidable reasons. I will announce the release date later and apologize for the inconvenience,” the producer’s tweet read. According to reports, the team faced an issue with the KDM (Key Delivery Message) which is sent to cinema halls to unlock their content for playback. 

Director Venkat Prabhu and other members from the team took to social media to once again announce that Maanaadu will be releasing in cinema halls as planned earlier. However, the 5.00 am show, which is also popularly known as the First Day First Show (FDFS), was cancelled at the eleventh hour. As per Puthiya Thalaimurai’s report, movie-goers had gathered in many cinema halls and waited in anticipation. The makers then ensured that the screening would start at 7.30 am across theatres in Tamil Nadu. “Everything ok. Sorry for the trouble the fans crossed. Now it’s our time. God is great. Thanks to everyone who stood for me,” producer Suresh Kamatchi tweeted on Thursday.  

Director Venkat Prabhu also confirmed the same in his tweet. “And our time starts again!! #maanaadu in a theatre near u!!! Enjoy!!! Thank q #strbloods #STRFans for the trust and thanks to one and all well-wishers from our industry who stood by us and making this release possible now our #maanaadu is all urs!! #Spreadlove (sic),” he wrote on Thursday.  

In a press meet held during the film’s pre-release event earlier this month, Silambarasan TR revealed that he had faced a lot of problems related to the making and release of Maanaadu, and he urged fans to continue extending their support.

Starring actors SJ Suryah, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Bharathiraja, SA Chandrasekhar, Karunakaran and Premgi Amaren in other significant roles, Maanaadu is said to be based on the concept of a time-loop. The film was earlier slated for theatrical release on November 4, marking the festival of Deepavali. But the release was moved to a later date to reportedly avoid box-office clash with Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe and Arya and Vishal starrer Enemy.  

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NBA to recommend boosters, further vaccinations based on COVID-19 study findings

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The NBA has completed a study with infectious disease specialists and testing manufacturers on the preseason antibody test results of 2,300 players and staff, citing further evidence of a need for booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines for league personnel, according to a copy of the study’s findings obtained by ESPN.

The NBA’s study found Moderna and Pfizer vaccines created higher levels of antibodies compared to Johnson and Johnson and detailed the decline of antibodies over time. The NBA wanted to understand the effectiveness of different vaccines, and what different levels of antibodies might mean for risk of infection.

The NBA is aware of 34 cases of fully vaccinated players or team staff becoming infected with a breakthrough case of Covid-19 through November 19, including 31 that had detectable levels of antibodies significantly lower than those observed in the remaining testing population, according to the report. Three of the 34 infections happened with “not detected” antibody levels, the study said.

The NBA has a 97% vaccination rate among its players, the league says. The NBA is using the findings of the report to encourage eligible players to follow the previous NBA/NBPA recommendation of getting a booster shot, and team doctors are expected to use these results to educate players on the importance of the additional vaccination protection.

Within the 2,388 people tested in the preseason, 75 produced “not detected” results, including 11% who had received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. That percentage was considerable higher than those who received Pfizer (1%) and Moderna (0.2%).

Those results suggest that those received the J&J vaccine at least two months ago — or a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least six months ago — are at increased risk of breakthrough infections.

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The Wheel of Time: Cast, Trailer, Renewal, and More

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If you’re looking for a new fantasy TV show to sink your teeth into, Amazon’s The Wheel of Time is absolutely worth considering. The show, based on the book series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, is a Game of Thrones-level fantasy set in a whole other world in a different time. The characters — some of which have magic — traverse their world searching for who might be a reincarnation of an entity from long ago fated to save the world. They also have to figure out who might be out to end them, and that is what takes this from a simply binge-able show to a fantastical show we can’t look away from.

The first season started airing in early November 2021 and is slated to run through the end of December, with another season already underway. For everything you need to know about this new show, keep reading.

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Sons of the Forest Horror Game Gets Disturbing New Trailer and Release Date – Game Rant

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