After a delay of 11 days, Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer Thalaivaa is all set to release in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on August 20. The movie is likely to hit 500 screens across the state.
"Yes. The release date is August 20. It is confirmed," AL Vijay, Director of the film Thalaivaa told PTI.
Director said the tag line 'Time to Lead' has been removed from all publicity materials and promotional content following a 'request' from Vendhar Movies, who is the distributors for the film.
On the number of theatres the film is likely to be screened, Amma Creations Siva, an associate of Vendhar Movies, said the film will be screened in 500 halls in Tamil Nadu.
The film, with Ilayathalapthy Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead roles, was expected to be released on August 9, but had been stalled in the backdrop of bomb threats from a little known outfit opposed to Vendhar Movies.
Two days before its scheduled release, Thalaivaa was stalled from being released when a political outfit issued bomb threats to theatre owners in Chennai.
On August 7, a student union named, Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force, threatened few theatres in Chennai, following which the theatre owners decided to stop the advance booking process. (Inputs from PTI)
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