It has already been a week since "Thalaivaa", starring Vijay and Amala Paul, hit the screens worldwide.But film lovers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are yet to see it, as the film's release has been stalled in the state following threats from a political outfit. The makers of the film can't announce the release date as it is yet to get a green signal.
Frustrated over the long delay in the release of the film, the "Thalaivaa" team plans to go on a hunger strike, protesting against the released delay.
"#Thalaivaa team plans 2 sit on a hunger strike against non-release of the film in Tamil Nadu. They have sought police permission," tweeted senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai.
Producer Chandraprakash Jain has requested Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha to intervene and ensure the release of the film in the state, saying that he will take the matter to the streets if the film is not released this weekend.
"We have sought an appointment with the chief minister of the state. We are waiting to meet her and discuss the issue in detail. I have already incurred huge loss due to the delay. A further delayed means heavy losses," he told reporters at a press meet.
He added that the film is not a political film and expressed hope that the CM will facilitate the release of the film.
However, it looks like "Thalaivaa" will not be released this weekend too.
"#Thalaivaa is still waiting 4 green signal 2 release in TN. This weekend looks bleak as 'plexes have sold tickets 4 other scheduled films," tweeted Sreedhar Pillai.
Actor Vijay had earlier made an emotional speech in a video, requesting his fans not buy pirated DVDs of the film.
"Thalaivaa" was released worldwide on 9 August. It was expected to be released on Independence Day eve but was delayed.
The release of "Thalaivaa" has been stalled after a political outfit issued threats to theatre owners not to release the film.