Two weeks before the scheduled release of Prabhas starrer Salaar: Part 1- Ceasefire, Hombale Films, the banner under which the film is being produced, announced that the action-packed thriller's release date had been postponed from September 28. No new release date was announced and the statement said that the makers were 'committed to delivering an exceptional cinematic experience'.
As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, a source close to the development has told the portal, that director Prashanth Neel and the makers have decided to reshoot portions of the film, including some parts of the film's climax. The source revealed, "The idea is to better the product for the biggest cinematic experience. Prashanth Neel wants to outdo his previous work and when he watched the film in one go recently, he felt there was still a lot of scope of improvement. Prashanth is a taskmaster. He got support from his producers, who took the risk of delaying the film and increasing the budget to creatively satisfy the director."
The source also added, "Given the money at which film is bought across the market, it's always good to come up with a polished and complete product. When there is scope for improvement, it's always nice to improve. The idea of this short reshoot is to enhance the cinematic experience for the viewers."
In addition to the portions that will be filmed again, the VFX work on the film has also caused delays. "Approximately 600 VFX shots are yet to be received by the team of Salaar and to date, that's pending. Basically, the delay has come for multiple reasons, which include delay in VFX output and some reshoots in the climax," the source shared with the portal.
A new release date for the film is likely to be announced only after the the reshoot is completed and the pending VFX shots are received by the makers. Salaar: Part 1- Ceasefire also stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan and Jagapathi Babu.