THAThe Release:
There were various rumours on Thalaivaa‘s release date. The film was expected on Vijay’s birthday (June 22nd), but unfortunately only the audio launch took place a day before his birthday (June 21st). We have the official release date of Thalaivaa! Yes, Thalaivaa will be hitting the screens across the globe on August 8th! which is 90% confirmed and only few chances for August 9th. It will cash in on the EID and Independence Day weekend.

Thalaivaa is directed by A. L. Vijay and the film is being produced by Chandra Prakash Jain, producer of Jai Hind. Amala Paul will be seen opposite Vijay for the first time whilst Rajiv Pillai, Santhanam, Sathyaraj and others are in supportive roles. The soundtrack and background score are composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, in which Vijay and comedian Santhanam have crooned a number called “Vaanganna Vanakkanganna” and it became instant chartbuster.

Distribution Rights:
Thalaivaa Tamil Nadu theatrical rights have been snapped by Vendhar Movies S Madhan at a record price. US and Canada territory distribution rights were bought by Bharat Creations. UK/Singapore rights are with Ayngaran International. Kerala rights are with Thameens. Few other territory distribution rights are yet to be settled but the deal will be done in the coming week.

Shahrukh Khan and Vijay have clashed in 2 occasions previously. (Velayudham vs Ra. One & Jab Tak Hai Jaan vs Thuppakki) This will be their 3rd meeting. Thalaivaa to clash with Chennai Express. Even though one is Kollywood and other is Bollywood, it will reduce the maximum number of screens of both. However, this is not something unusual for Vijay as most of his films are never a solo release. Having these 2 films on the side, there is a chance for Karthi’s Biriyani to join the race on the same day if everything goes well with the crews plan! Official announcement on Biriyani is yet to be made, until then, 2 biggies are gearing up for a showdown on August 8th!

Expectations on the film are very high following the success of Vijay’s last release ‘Thuppaki’ directed by A R Murugadoss. Not only that, he is the only actor at present who has given continuous Hits. Will Vijay see a biggest release in his career? August 8 will answer! Time To Lead