It seems problems related to the release of Simbu's "Vaalu" have not been resolved as the Madras High Court granted an interim injunction on the film. As a result, the movie, which was supposed to release on 17 July, will not hit the theatres as planned.
Magic Rays had filed the petition to bring permanent stay on the release of "Vaalu". The company alleged that NIC Arts had sold the Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikkal, Kerala and Karnataka theatrical rights of the movie to them for Rs10 crore, of which Rs 5 crore was paid when the agreement was signed between the two parties.
The petitioner also claims that he has already paid above Rs 9 crore in total for the same. But, NIC Arts failed to abide by the agreement as they were planning to release the film through a third party. Hence, Magic Raya approached the court.
The court passed the order on Tuesday, 14 July. Now, "Vaalu" has been postponed for an unknown future date.
"Vaalu" has been facing some issue or the other since it hit the floors. It took three long years to complete the film. When the project was not going anywhere, Simbu's father T Rajender came forward and acquired the theatrical rights of the flick to release the film on his home banner Chimbu Cine Arts.
The Tamil movie stars Simbu and his ex-girlfriend Hansika Motwani in the lead roles. It is a light-hearted movie, directed by Vijay Chander. It has Thaman's music, Shakthi's cinematography and TS Suresh's editing. Santhanam, VTV Ganesh, Brahmanandam, Aditya and others are also part of the cast.
However, the disappointment continues for Simbu's fans as the actor's last release, "Podaa Podi", was in 2012.