Ilayathalapathy Vijay can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Surmounting many barriers and difficulties, his 70-Crore mega project Thalaivaa, will finally release in his own home state Tamil Nadu on Tuesday (August 20), announced Vendhar Movies.
The film has been given a nod to release, after the film makers have agreed to remove the tag line ‘Time to Lead”.
Vendhar Movies, the film’s distributors in the state, tweeted on their page, “Thalaivaa finally releasing on Tuesday”.
The advance bookings are expected to begin tomorrow and all the major multiplexes may be expected to allot Thalaivaa their best screens.
Yet there is no clarity on how the film secured green signal for being released from the theatre owners. There is no information yet on what deal the film makers did in the background to secure the release.
‘Thalaivaa’, which was scheduled to release on August 9, was stalled in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, following a student group issued bomb threats to theatre owners and the police were non-commital on providing security to theatres.
Vijay’s clarification that it’s not a political film didn’t help in anyway and the film remained stalled, even after a week of it’s release world wide,.
Later Chandra Prakash Jain, producer of the film requested the intervention of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha to help the film’s release in TN and Pudhucherry. He and the film crew sought an appointment with the CM, but the appointment was never granted.
Frustrated over the long delay in the release, the entire cast and crew of the film decided to go on a hunger strike. However the Chennai police commissioner denied the permission for it.
Meanwhile, producer J Anbazhagan(DMK) of Anbu Pictures had earlier on Friday, made an offer to help releasing the film in 300 theatres across the state at his own risks.
Against this backdrop, Vendhar Movies on Saturday night, tweeted that the film would finally hit the screens on Tuesday.
Inspite of the release, the non-availability of theatres will surely going to be another hitch for Thalaivaa, with the couple of last minute releases, 555 and Aadhalaal Kadhal Seiveer, doing pretty well in all theaters, and upcoming Desingu Raja capturing around 300 theatres.
More over, it would be tough for the Thalaivaa team to look forward to a blockbuster experience, with a mid week release date and a dragging second half.