In spite of facing the hurdle for its release in Tamil Nadu, Thalaivaa which was released in other states and overseas is looting the Box Office. The movie also faced tough competition from Chennai Express which was released on the same day.
The advance booking for the movie was stopped in Chennai, after the theatre owners received a bomb threat from a Student Union, named as Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force.
Thalaivaa's crew also received a notice from Chennai City Civil Court, on the grounds of the petition filed by SKR Karnan, in which he claimed that Thalaivaa has depicted Tamil leaders in the poor light. The petitioner also claimed that story is based on the life of grandfather SS Kandaswamy and father SSK Ramaswamy who lived in Dharavi, Mumbai. These two controversies made the movie to stall its release in Tamil Nadu, which was expected to be a major set back for the Box Office Collection.
In spite of getting mixed response from critics and controversies in the home, Thalaivaa is looting the Box Office as Vijay's movies did earlier. The movie which was released in Kerala and Karnataka has rocked Box Office.
Thalaivaa also got a fantastic start up in overseas market such as UK and USA. According to the reports, the movie has bagged Rs 77.88 lakhs in overseas in the first weekend collection.
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