Sivakarthikeyan’s Rajini Murugan is exactly in the same financial crisis Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain was in during its release. Eros International, who has the rights for Rajini Murugan, is waiting for Lingusamy to pay his dues to release the film.
Sources say Rajini Murugan will be the last film of Eros International in Tamil, who is expected to close the shutter like UTV Motion Pictures, who is closing down with their last film Yatchan, which has also flunked at the box office.
The losses of Anjaan is said to the crux of Lingusamy’s financial instability. To compensate for Anjaan loss, he sold both Rajini Murugan and Uttama Villain as a package deal to Eros and used the money to finance both films.
However, Eros has not recovered enough fund from Uttama Villain which failed at the box office. Now, it is holding Lingusamy by the neck to pay all the dues before releasing Rajini Murugan.