The actor was in trouble from the day Kaavalan was announced. First, it was theatre owners, who demanded him to him 35 % of Sura's loss. Thus threatening him that they would not screen the film if he failed to reimburse. Then, during the release, producers-distributors dispute forced the movie to postpone by a day. Later, it was revealed that the actor settled the dues of distributor Shakthi Chidambaram.
Critics also went on to say that the series of failures has made the actor to think about politics. However, with the success of Kaavalan, the actor has proved that he is not on the decline and still has plenty to offer to the film industry.
Controversy after controversy, trouble after trouble, flop after flop, Ilayathalapathy Vijay has finally made his strong comeback with Kaavalan. The movie, which was released last Saturday, is getting good responses from all across Tamil Nadu and soon it will be released in USA. He has silenced his critics and rivals that he is not finished yet.