Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s much awaited ‘Thalaivaa‘, slated for a grand release worldwide for Eid on August 9, is in trouble over censor board clearance. The officials of Censor Board have refused to give a clean ‘U’ certificate for the film.
Few days’ back there were rumors abuzz that Thalaivaa had been censored with a U certificate, but the on-ground reality appears to be different. On July 24, the action entertainer went for censor board clearance and was certified with an U/A certificate,stating the film was inappropriate for young children
Reportedly the regional censors went for ‘A’ certificate, and later on plea from the director and producer of the film, they revised their decision to U/A, and had asked the makers to remove some provoking scenes in order to award a clean ‘U’, which the makers are unable to agree with.
As the ‘U’ certificate is mandatory for the film to get an entertainment tax exemption, the stunned makers have now decided to approach the revising committee, to appeal against the censor board’s decision. “We will soon submit the movie before the revision committee,”, said producer Chandaraprakash Jain. If the revision committee too is willing to give U/A, the makers then would approach the Mumbai censor board for the clearance, it is learnt.
Ever since news came out that the film was titled Thalaivaa, there has been tremendous expectations among Vijay fans that this film could be a stepping stone of the actor to foray into politics. Directed by AL Vijay, the film has Vijay, Amala Paul and Sathyaraj in the lead. G V Prakash has composed the music and the song Vanganna Vanakamna sung by Vijay has turned out to be a great hit.
Sources close to Vijay, make allegations against the Tamil Nadu government over the censor clearance issue, which also last month denied permission to the actors birthday celebration.