The ongoing TFPC strike has pushed many movies to postpone their releases and the makers are expecting the strike to end soon. There are reports that Karu, Irulukk Aayiram Kangal and Bhaskar the Rascal to get priority in the first set of movies to be released soon after the strike. Since April is the festival month of Tamils, the demand for release dates will put the industry in a dilemma. According to TFPC, the movies certified in 2018 will be given the first preference. Sema, Mercury, Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kuthu etc are expected to have their release first with Rajinikanth's Kaala being the big release.