A year into the Thalaivaa ban episode and Vijay's relationship with Chief Minister Jayalalitha appears to be back on track. It was during the same time last year his much-hyped movie was banned in the state without giving a proper reason. The state government had denied its any role in the episode but the theater owners, who had refused to screen the movie in the state, admitted in secrecy that there were external forces behind the ban on the Tamil flick.
The Illayathalapathy, who was quite upset with the government for not helping him during the tough times, was made the scape goat in the entire episode. Political and film industry observers had felt that Vijay paid the price for having on and off close proximity with certain political parties. First, he had good links with the DMK but when it soared and he started facing troubles from them, he shifted his loyalty to the AIADMK.
Vijay had campaigned for the AIADMK during the last assembly elections. Post elections, his relationship with the party strained for some reasons and it possibly back fired for Thalaivaa. Coincidentally, the actor has made his first move to woo the Chief Minister exactly after an year. Thalaivaa was supposed to release on August 8, 2013.