Chennai, Jan 9 () : Kamal Haasan said today that Vishwaroopam would release on January 25 in theatres and DTH on the same day.
Yesterday evening, theatre owners belonging to many associations including the Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association (TNTOA) met Kamal Haasan to sort out the issue of Vishwaroopam premiere on DTH. Those who attended were Abirami Ramanathan, Paneerselvam and other biggies of TNTOA who assured them there will be no DTH premier. There was a demand that the DTH telecast be pushed four weeks after the theatrical release.
The theatre owners faced a problem with Alex Pandian, the Karthi starrer taking most number of screens and pushing forward the release date by one day. This gives Kamal hardly any space and he has been asking for 420 screens. Finally the meeting ended with the exhibitors and distributors set for a meeting today and announce the release date. In the noon, messages went out to media houses for a urgent press conference by the actor.
Kamal said that there was no going back on the DTH premiere and that he would release his film on both platforms on the same day.The date would be announced later. He said that the DTH telecast is meant only for homes and not in public places. If any such public shows are held then it would face severe action.
He said wrong impression of the movie was circulated and those who were stating this will be shown the movie to remove the wrong impression. He was referring to some Muslim outfits terming the movie as anti-Muslim and that Muslims are behind the terror outfits.
Six DTH operators have announced that they are taking no bookings for the film till they get a final picture. The response to the new move from Andhra and Mumbai distributors is yet to be known. The release would most likely be on January 25th.