Mohanlal-Sreenivasan team’s eagerly awaited Rajiv Kumar directed Manian Pillai Raju produced Oru Naal Varum , which was to release this Friday (June 25) has been postponed.

Manian Pillai Raju said: “We had made all arrangements but suddenly the film exhibitors’ Federation which controls about 200 theatres in 48 release centers in Kerala has decided not to screen any new film from June 23, following refusal of Film Producer and Distributors Association to accept their earlier demands regarding screening of their films.

It is a major blow to Mohanlal, who is desperately in need of a hit to salvage his career, which is in the doldrums as all his recent films have been failures. Now the release of the film will get delayed and will release only in July when a lot of other films too are slated for release.

Mohanlal was depending a lot on Oru Naal Varum, which has been cleared by the censors with a clean ‘U’ certificate. The family entertainer in which Sameera Reddy is playing Mohanlal’s wife is said to be a humorous film, with sentiments worked out neatly.