A Student Union, Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force threatened few theatres in Chennai on Wednesday, (Aug 7), following which the theatre owners decided to stop the advance booking process.
Thalaivaa, starring Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead role, produced by Chandraprakash Jain and directed by AL Vijay is scheduled to release on August 9.
Sources say that the income tax on the money invested by the distributor of the film Vendhar Movies has been evaded. Besides, the money has been earned by exploiting students of SRM group of educational institutions. Distributor company Vendhar Movies is owned by SRM Group which is one of the biggest educational institutions in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association (TTOA) member said, “Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force have threatened to resort to violence if the film is released in the state, we cannot take the issue lightly as Thalaivaa was scheduled to release in more 500 screens in State.”
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TTOA Sought Government Support
On Wednesday, TTOA decided not to screen Thalaivaa in Chennai and sought the government support.
Stil From Thalaivaa
Theatre Owners demanded government to provide Police Security to all the cinema halls where Thalaivaa will be screened.
Thalaivaa Seeked Government Intervention
TTOA have requested actor Vijay and his father SA Chandrasekhar along with the director AL Vijay to seek the government's intervention in the matter.
Political Activists Claims
On Wednesday, few political activists alleged that Thalaivaa, which means leader in Tamil, is a political film and is believed to be taking a dig at some sensitive issues.
Actor Vijay Said
Later actor Vijay clarified that Thalaivaa is a family entertainer with all the necessary ingredients including romance, action and comedy. And also said it is not a political film as some miscreants claim.
Thalaivaa In Overseas
Meanwhile the movie is not having any threat in the overseas, the distributor of the movie in overseas said, “We are not aware of the situation in Tamil Nadu, but as per the guidelines from the distributors we are going to release in US.”
Thalaivaa is expected to release in other states of India, this is second Tamil film after Vishwaroopam in this year to face release hurdles in Tamil Nadu.