Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer Thalaivaa released worldwide, except in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, last week. Now the producer Chandra Prakash Jain has requested the intervention of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha to help the film's release in these two places.
Sources said that the actor Vijay will be fasting to divert the Tamil Nadu government attention to sort out the issue on Thalaivaa's release. It's been a week that the movie released across the world expect in Tamil Nadu. It is also said Vijay's fasting will continue for two more days. The actor has sought an appointment with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, to sort out the issue.
Director AL Vijay and producer Chandraprakash Jain has seeked Chennai City Commissioner permission for actor Vijay fasting on the Thalaivaa's release issue.
Talking about the release Thalaivaa producer Chnadraprakash Jain said, "We have sought an appointment with the Chief Minister of the state. We are waiting to meet her and discuss the issue in detail. I have already incurred huge loss due to the delay. A further delay means heavy losses."
Two days before its scheduled release on Aug 9, Thalaivaa was stalled from being released when a political outfit issued bomb threats to theatre owners.
Sources said that the theatre owners from Chennai had said that they have booked their theaters for other movies this week, and it is impossible for them to release Thalaivaa. So, the movie is likely to release next week, on August 23.
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Thalaivaa is the story of a common man who is forced to take the law into his hands to protect a small section of Tamilians living in Dharavi, Mumbai, and according to those who have seen the film, there is nothing controversial in it.
Thalaivaa In Piracy Red Light
Reportedly made on a budget of over Rs 70 crore, Thalaivaa has garnered good response since its release in other states and overseas.By releasing in other states and overseas markets, it has led in making of pirated DVD's and CD's making its way to Tamil Nadu.
Actor Vijay Requests
Actor Vijay has requested his fan's to inform police if they witness anybody selling pirated DVD's or CD's of Thalaivaa.
Vijay To Talk With CM
Vijay has sought an appointment with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha to resolve the issue. The crew are also working hard to remove the links of the movie uploaded on net.
Thalaivaa Expected To Release
Vijay fan's were anticipating the movie release on August 15, Independence Day. Reportedly it is said that the movie is unlikely to release this week.
Likely To Release On August 23
Talking to a regional portal, theatre owner from Chennai said, "We have finalised our programming line-up for this weekend. I see August 23 more likely for the release of Thalaivaa."
No Official Announcements
Whereas, there is no official announcement from the crew. After Thalaivaa team meets Chief Minister, the release date of the movie in Tamil Nadu will be announced.
Vijay Emotional Speech
Talking on the Thalaivaa release issue, Ilayathalapathy Vijay made an emotional speech on Wednesday, August 14. Before its release in Tamil Nadu, the movie has come under the red-light of piracy. Thalaivaa features Vijay, Amala Paul, Ragini Nandwani, Sathyaraj and Abhimanyu Singh. And it is directed by AL Vijay.