Ilayathalapathy Vijay's fans in Bangalore and other parts of
Karnataka could be happy to hear that his forthcoming film
Thuppakki will not see the same fate of
Vikram's Thaandaavam and Surya starrer
Maattrraan. Well, the actor's Diwali release will hit the
screens without any hurdle in the neighbouring state.
In the last two months, two biggies Thaandaavam and
Maattrraan were affected by the Cauvery dispute between
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. As there was a huge protest and tense
situation in Karnataka over the centre's directive to release 9,000
cusecs of Cauvery water daily for Tamil Nadu, exhibitors did not
come forward to release Kollywood movies fearing that it could fuel
fire to the ongoing dispute. Hence, the movies were not released on
time and only the Telugu versions were released.
However, as the situation has returned to normal,
Thuppakki will be releasing in Bangalore and other places
of Karnataka like before. A leading distributor named Srikanth has
acquired the distribution rights of Thuppakki for a record
price and the film will be released on November 13. He says that
the response for the film is good and he is expecting a roaring
collection on the opening weekend.
Thuppakki features Vijay, Kajal
Aggarwal and Vidyut Jamwal in the leads. The movie is set in
Mumbai, and Ilayathalapathy plays the role of a cop.