The movie was scheduled to release on August 9, but Chennai theatres received a bomb threat from a student's union, following which they refused to release the movie without the police security.
Vijay's fans across Tamil Nadu were eagerly waiting for Thalaivaa's release. It is also said that one of his fans from Coimbatore committed suicide, when he heard the movie is not releasing.
All these incidences disturbed Ilayathalapthy and Thalaivaa crew and they requested Tamil Nadu government to solve the issue. Finally with the intervention of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jaylalitha, the movie cleared all its hurdle for the release and hit nearly 405 screens across the state.
The industry experts also said that this is the huge response for a movie that is releasing 11 days after its worldwide release and that too on a working day.
Ilayathalapthy fans who were peacefully waiting for Thalaivaa welcomed the movie in the traditional manner. Fans queued up from six in the morning, brought the film's reel on a chariot, and danced to celebrate the film's peaceful release here on Tuesday (Aug 20).
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