After much drama, Vijay's "Puli" has hit the screens on Thursday, 1 October. Ilayathalapathy's latest movie had landed in trouble once again at the last minute, leading to the cancellation of overseas shows and early morning shows in India.
There were lots of confusions over the release. However, the makers have solved all the issues.
Noted journalist Sreedhar Pillai confirmed the news and tweeted, "Good news #Puli will release worldwide now. KDM delivery started, 1st overseas, then rest of India and finally TN. All the best to the team."
ATMUS Entertainment, which is releasing "Puli" in the US, provided updates on the "Puli" throughout the night on Twitter. It posted, "#Puli ALL Canada premiere shows cancelled. #Puli USA East Coast late night shows may happen. Central time 8.30 or later may happen, West Coast after 6.30 possible. But no guarantee."
"#Puli local distributors will not allow overseas release without local clearance. Money from Telugu distributor pending to close financier. #Puli very slim chance of KDMs - Producer waiting on money from Hyderabad!! So EST and CST premieres cancelled. Slight hope on PST only, " ATMUS Entertaiment added.
It has to be noted that the Income Tax Department had conducted a raid on the houses and offices of "Puli" makers along with actor Vijay's resort and residence on Wednesday, 30 September. This is also one of the reasons behind the delay as the makers spent their crucial time answering the queries of IT sleuths.
"Puli" had a fantastic advance booking and most of the early morning shows were cancelled over the same.
This is not the first time where a Vijay's movie has landed in trouble during the release. Many movies including "Kaavalan" and "Thalaivaa" had faced similar situations. In fact, "Thaalivaa" was unofficially banned in Tamil Nadu for two weeks.