Shockingly, Polimer TV, one of the leading television channels in Tamil Nadu, has been caught red-handed while trying to videotape Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Theri from inside a theatre in Coimbatore.
Theatre owner and one of the distributors of the recently
released film have caught an employee of the TV channel, trying to
capture the whole movie using the channel's camera.
The person, who was caught at Shanthi theatre, has been handed
over to cops along with the camera, which had recorded the first 35
minutes of the film.
Speaking at the press meet, film-maker and General Secretary of
the Producers Council T Siva, expressed his disgust and shock over
Polimer TV's disloyal act.
"We are saddened and shocked to know that 'Theri', a 100 Crore
budget film, was being captured by Polimer TV using their official
camera at Shanthi theatre on the release day of the film. Many
organizations like Producers Council and Nadigar Sangam have
decided not to support this particular TV channel anymore," said
There was also a huge tiff between Siva and a reporter from
Polimer TV, who, for a long time, refused to exit the press meet,
after having barged into the compound where the meet was
As if this news is not shocking enough, many theatres in the
Chengalpet area have refused to screen the Vijay starrer, for
reasons not yet disclosed.
'Kalaipuli' S Thanu, the producer of Theri, expressed
his disappointment over the theatre owners' decision not to release
Theri at many places in Chengalpet.
Siva, further went on to add that many producers including KE
Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green have decided not to release any of
their upcoming movies like Suriya's 24 and S3 in
Even Rajinikanth's Kabali will not be released in
theatres that refused to showcase Theri.
"If need be, we will release our movies in community centers and
wedding halls for the sake of Chengalpet people but not in these
theatres that did not screen 'Theri'," said Siva.