Tamil cinema fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Tamil superstar Vijay’s action-packed film “Leo,” directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The buzz around the movie has been further fueled by the positive advance bookings. However, a recent twist in the tale involves the filmmakers approaching the Madras High Court to seek permission for special shows in Tamil Nadu.
The initial setback occurred when the Tamil Nadu government denied permission for these special shows, causing distress to the film’s producers who had hopes of meeting the high demand by organizing additional screenings. As the release date of “Leo” looms on October 19, the case has become time sensitive.
The filmmakers’ decision to take their plea to the Madras High Court sets an interesting precedent. In Andhra Pradesh, filmmakers have traditionally had to navigate government bureaucracy to secure permissions for special shows.
This move in Tamil state could potentially set new standard, and its outcome will be closely watched not only by the film industry but also by other states, as it might influence how such matters are handled in the future. The case is scheduled for a hearing tomorrow, and the industry and fans alike await the high court’s decision with bated breath, as it may shape the way such permissions are sought and granted in the future.