Ilayathalapathy Vijay's latest flick Thalaivaa, which is all set to release tomorrow (August 9), has been facing many hurdles from Wednesday (August 8). Many theatres in Chennai received a threat from the political activists.
On Wednesday, Chennai City Civil Court issued a notice to
Thalaivaa producer Chandra Prakash Jain and director AL
Vijay seeking their reply from them before August 14. Petitioner
SKR Karnan, from Tirunelveli district filed a plea against the
movie claiming that the movie has depicted the Tamil community
leaders in the poor light, who lived in Mumbai.
The plea states that Thalaivaa's story resembles the
story of SS Kandaswamy and his son SK Ramaswamy, who were the
social workers in Mumbai and who saved the Tamil youths becoming
anti-social elements. SKR Karnan is the grandson of SS Kandaswamy
and son of SK Ramaswamy, he claimed that his grandfather and his
father were not involved in any underworld activities, but they
were loved by people for their service.
Thalaivaa deals with the story of Tamil underworld don
based in Dharavi, Mumbai who will be the rescuer of Tamil speaking
people in that region. After his death his son will be back from
abroad and lead life in his father's footsteps.
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First Threat For The Movie
Theatre owners received letters threatening that bomb would be
set off if they screen Thalaivaa. As soon as they received
the threatening letters, theatre owners from Chennai and
Chenagalpet stopped the advance booking and decided not to release
Bomb Threat For The Theatres
Inox theatre in Chennai immediately informed the police about
the threat. The bomb squad combed the theatres, but found no
explosive device. Later, Chennai Police cleared that the letter was
sent by an outfit calling itself Oppressed Students Revolutionary
Theatre Owners Association Sought Government Help
On Wednesday evening, Theatre Owners Association sought the
government help to release the movie, and they also demanded
government to provide police security for all the cinema halls,
without which the movie will not be screened.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay Said
Later, actor Vijay clarified that Thalaivaa has got
nothing to do with politics, it is a family entertainer with
comedy, romance and action.
Theatre That Recieved Threats
Devi, Kasi, Mayajaal, Sangam, Abirami and many other theatres
allegedly received threat from anti-social elements regarding
Thalaivaa Cast And Crew
Thalaivaa has Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead role,
and the flick is directed by AL Vijay.