"Thuppakki" film poster
"Thuppakki" film poster

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's much-awaited "Thuppakki" trailer will release in a press meet on Oct 10.

Confirming the news of the film's trailer, director AR Murugadoss tweeted, "Friends..grand press meet on 10th with teaser trailer. Followed by athiradi music in stores from 11th oct. Let the firing begin."

Murugadoss' "Thuppakki" was earlier caught in a legal tangle over the title issue. The court tried the case for several months before the matter was settled by the involved parties.

In light of the legal troubles the release of the teaser and audio of "Thuppakki" were postponed several times. It was decided that there will be no audio launch function for the film and its music CDs will directly hit store shelves on Oct 11.

Ravi Devan, a former-aid of Tamil actor Kamal Hasaan, dragged the makers of "Thuppakki" to court over the title, which he claimed is similar to that of his film "Kallathupakki" registered in 2009.

Devan said that the similarity would have a bearing on his yet-to-be released film. The case was accepted in court and had several hearings since then.

Devan reportedly decided to withdraw the case against the Vijay starrer, thus paving the way for the film's makers to carry out a promotional campaign.

According to sources, the film's ads recently started to appear in newspapers while its posters were also made public.

Prior to the issue over the film's title, the first look of "Thuppakki" created a lot of fuss in the film industry. The poster showed the hero, Vijay, smoking a cigar, prompting a  an immediate uproar from activists who claimed it as a violation of Section 9(2) of the directive by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which restricts the promotion of tobacco products in public form.