This is with reference to the recent stand from the Theatre Owners Association that they will not release Vijay’s film unless he returns the money for the flops like Villu. According to me this is not fair, and rightly so a distributor had said (mentioned in Behindwoods) that if the viewers did not like the film, will the theatre owners refund the tickets? Just because Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan returned money for Baba and Aalavandan respectively, does not mean every other actor should return the money. Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan returned out of their own free will and it is their generosity and big heartedness.
I feel Vijay is being unfairly targeted in this incident. Yes, he has had a few flops recently but he has earned so much for all associated with his films for so many years and it is not his fault that the film did not run well, the theatre owners should have judged better and only they are to be blamed for this. It is really sad that his film is not releasing in any big theatres across Chennai (but in the newspapers it is shown as though it is being released in all theatres), since I checked the theatres for online booking and did not find any theatres in Chennai, only outside Chennai (if I am wrong please correct me). I have seen the Malayalam original version of ‘Kavalan’ and feel that the character will suit Vijay really well. This film will definitely resurrect his career and hope he chooses roles like these in future. This film should have a wider audience, since it is clean family entertainer and a heartwarming story.
M Satish Kumar