Vijay's Kaththi's release uncertain, Poojai gets more screens
Fans Kaththi song promos are currently rocking the social networks, But with just 3 days to go for the film release the trailer of film is...
This has been the recent sensation or in other words, the controversial ground that has put the release of Kaththi in stake.
The film starring Vijay, Samantha and Neil Nitin Mukesh in lead roles is directed by AR Murugadoss and is produced by Lyca Productions. The film’s release is scheduled to happen in next 3 days, for the festive occasion of Diwali.
On the spur of moment, the leader of a political group named Vel Murugan has been raising the issue that Lyca Productions is seemingly owned by the ones in close association with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rajapakshe. A series of meetings has been happening between Vel Murugan and many members from theatre owners association regarding the release of this film.
It looks like the final decision will be made tomorrow and well, it should turn favourable for the entire team of ‘Kaththi’ and ardent fans of Ilayathalapathy Vijay. It is worth mentioning that theatrical release of Thalaivaa was delayed in Tamil Nadu alone, which had resulted in the huge loss of producer.
The heads of the distributors and theatre owners' associations opine that "Kaththi" should be allowed for release but not under the banner of Lyca Productions. "The movie should be released under a different banner," said a member of the theatres' association.
However, irrespective of whether "Kaththi" releases in Tamil Nadu or not, the movie will see the light of the day in other parts of India and the world. It may be recalled that Vijay's "Thalaivaa" too had faced a similar situation.
Now one of the leading PRO of Kollywood PRO Johnson posted a inside information on Kaththi’s current release status.
“While the towns get ready and exhilarated over the grand release of Kaththi in Tamil Nadu, there seems to be a seriousness prevailing whether the film would hit screens or not. The film is produced by Lyca Productions, which was alleged by The former PMK MLA and ‘Tamizhar Vaazhvurimai Katchi leader, Panruti T. Velmurugan to be closely associated with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rajapakshe, the man behind the merciless massacre and genocide upon Eelam Tamilians. The Tamil Nadu Theatre Association Owners, distributors and exhibitors had a staunch meeting to settle the issue amicably and get the film released on the affirmed date. Nevertheless, Vel Murugan is so much adamant that it is not an issue of a film’s release, but a negligence of cruelty imposed on the Tamil community. Well, there was another meeting scheduled to happen today between Tamil Nadu Theatre Association Owners secretary Abhirami Ramanathan, but has been postponed on the spur of moment for today. We will have to wait and watch on what would be the final verdict from both the sides.”
More Screens for PoojaiWith the Kaththi versus Poojai battle at the box office confirmed on October 22nd, news about the theatre count worldwide for the films boggles the mind!
Sources say that according to the last count, Vijay’s Kaththi will be released in 1500 screens, while Vishal’s Poojai will be out in 1100 screens. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that only the Tamil version of Kaththi will make it to theatres on October 22nd as the Telugu version is scheduled for release on October 31st.
This is the biggest release of both the stars, Vijay as well as Vishal, and their fans are naturally excited!