Tamil Nadu

Uttama Villain to release today

Uttama Villain's Saturday morning shows were also cancelled. Picture shows Abirami Theatre's notice on refunding the amount on Friday. Photo: V. Ganesan  

After much haggling over a financial dispute, Kamal Haasan-starrer Uttama Villain is set to hit the silver screens on Saturday, bringing relief to the actor’s avid fans.

“All issues sorted out... ‘Uttama Villain’ releasing today all over... Thanks to all who supported for the film to get released,” Haasan’s publicist Nikkil Murugan posted on microblogging site Twitter.

The film is expected to hit the screens at 11 a.m., industry sources said.

Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain release was earlier delayed further, as morning shows across Tamil Nadu were cancelled on Saturday. The early morning, noon and afternoon shows of the film on Friday were also cancelled. A few fans were even given tickets to another movie.


Kamal and controversies

Uttama Villain is not the first film to be embroiled in problems. Controversy courts Kamal Haasan almost every time he makes a film.

'Trouble, controversies always follow me' “I feel I’m always targeted. It has happened in the past too," the Ulaga Nayagan said.

Uttama Villain: the story till now

  • --> Veteran Director K. Balachander is said to have made a cameo in the film
  • --> The first look of movie churned out a controversy when the Theyyam-inspired poster was compared to the work of a French photographer.
  • --> "Theyyam is a 1000-year-old Indian art form; I don’t need to copy it from a French photographer," Kamal said in retaliation.
  • --> Indian National League had launched a complaint against the movie, claiming that it will hurt religious sentiments
  • --> The Madras HC dismissed a petition by VHP seeking a stay on the release of film along with the deletion of a song about Lord Vishnu.

'Will cherish the experience of directing Kamal forever'
says Ramesh Arvind

Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says Kamal-starrer "Uttama Villain" has made him a better human being.

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> VHP calls for ban on 'Uttama Villain'
>Plea to ban Uttama Villain dismissed

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