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 the movie.
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 Force.
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 possible violence.
Thalaivaa Cast And Crew
Thalaivaa has Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead role, and the flick is directed by AL Vijay.