Tamil star Illayathalapathy Vijay is experiencing a never-before difficult situation in his two-decade career. The actor's Kollywood movie Thalaivaa has not been released at his home, but has hit the screens worldwide. It had happened to Universal Star Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam earlier this year when the state government had banned it fearing a communal clash.
Thalaivaa was released worldwide on August 9 sans Tamil Nadu. The unofficial ban irked the fans of Vijay. There were many online campaigns done by his fans, but nothing has helped the film as it has not been released yet.
His fans were hoping that Thalaivaa would at least release for the Independence Day (August 15), but they were disappointed again as the film could not see the light of day. As a result, the Tamil film is heading for a huge loss at the Box Office.
The only silver line in the entire episode is that Thalaivaa has received a thunderous response at International Box Office and in the neighbouring states. More importantly, the film has got wonderful response in the Bangalore and Kerala Box Office.
As we reported earlier, fans of Vijay who could not wait for the release of Thalaivaa in Tamil Nadu, are travelling to other states to watch the film. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Last weekend, huge number of cine-goers had gone to Kerala and Karnataka to watch the movie. Especially, people preferred Bangalore to watch Thalaivaa.
Huge Demand For Tickets
In fact, the non-release of Thalaivaa in Tamil Nadu boosted Bangalore Box Office. The theatre owners were caught by surprise as there were huge demand for tickets in the Garden City.
Close To 30 Screens
In spite of increasing the number of screens, there were severe shortage of tickets in Bangalore. Thalaivaa was released in close to 30 screens in the city alone.
Thalaivaa Rocks At Bangalore Box Office
As a result, Thalaivaa rocked at Bangalore Box Office. It has to be noted that the movie faced a lot of competition from other releases.
Dream Run To Continue...
This weekend too, there is a huge demand for Thalaivaa tickets in Bangalore. Many from Chennai and Hosur are expected to travel to the Garden City.
Thalaivaa is running in above 20 screens in Bangalore this weekend. The screenings might be increased based on demands.
As Hindi movie Chennai Express is also getting huge response, Thalaivaa is not able to get more number of screens.
Kannada movies Tony, which is rocking at Box Office, and Jayammana Maga, which was released to positive response on August 15, are giving tough competition for Thalaivaa at Bangalore Box Office.
Thalaivaa is directed by AL Vijay. Vijay, Amala Paul, Sathyaraj and Santhanam are in the key roles. The film is produced by Chandra Prakash Jain.