The makers of Vijay's upcoming film "Thalaivaa", which has received a "UA" certificate by the censor board, has approached the revising committee to get a "U".
According to norms set by the Tamil Nadu government, a film that has a "UA" or "A" certificate will not receive tax benefit. For big budget films it is vital to get an entertainment tax waiver of 30 percent. Vijay's "Thalaivaa" is said to have received the "UA" certificate from the regional censor board, though the makers have not officially announced it.
Reports have emerged that "Thalaivaa" producers have gone to the revision committee to appeal for a "U" certificate. The revision committee will watch the film on Wednesday (31 July) and take a decision.
"#Thalaivaa - The revising committee will watch the film 2moro (Wednesday), b4 giving their final decision whether it will b U or UA," senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
It has to be noted that Dhanush's "Mariyaan", which received a "UA" certificate from the censor board, was later given a "U" by the the revision committee, after its producers approached them.
It remains to be seen whether Vijay's "Thalaivaa" will also get a "U" from the committee. Directed by AL Vijay, "Thalaivaa" is one of the most-awaited films of 2013. The film is about a common man who turns into a leader. Amala Paul plays the female lead, whereas Santhanam, Sathyaraj, Rajeev Pillai and Y.Gee. Mahendran play supporting roles.
"Thalaivaa" release has been confirmed for 9 August. The Telugu version of the film titled "Anna Born to Lead" will release on the same date as the Tamil version. In that case, the film will clash with Pawan Kalyan's Telugu film "Atharintiki Daaredi", which is slated for a big release on 7 August.