Uttama Villain trimmed a day ahead of its release
"The original running time was 172 minutes. The makers have trimmed it by a few minutes as they felt the movie is too lengthy," said a source.
The source added that the trimmed version is likely to be played only in Tamil Nadu, while the rest of the world may watch the original version.
Directed by Ramesh Aravind, the film is the story of a superstar, played by Haasan himself.
Kamal will also be seen as an 8th century theatre artiste in the film, which features an ensemble cast of Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Parvathi Nair, Urvashi, K Balachander, K Vishwanath, Nasser and MS Bhaskar.