It looks the delay in the commencement of Thala 57 is only due to the finance shortage. Apparently Ajith’s salary for the film is around 30 crores along with 5 crores for income tax.
In addition to the 35 crores salary, Thala 57’s producers need another 40 crores for the film’s production and other cast and crew’s salary, which means the total budget, is around 75 crores.
But the issue is Sathya Jyothi Films is said to have spent nearly 25 crores in Thodari and they are in deep trouble as there is no buyers for the film. Only after Thodari’s business, one can expect the shoot of Thala 57.