The TN state govt Commercial Taxes Department Review Committee refused entertainment tax exemption to ‘Thalaivaa’ quoting various reasons: the movie has over 400 English words in the dialogues, the movie, which has a ‘U certificate’ had excessive depiction of violence and the hero taking law into his own hands and noted that excessive English and Hindi dialogues.
Even though the real reasons are unclear, many have urged Actor Vijay and the movie producer should meet the press and describe about the Thalaivaa issues to the fans and public. Meanwhile, DMK Chief steps in and links the matter to Vishwaroopam issue and calls its a repeat of what happened during Vishwaroopam.
Another unfortunate incident in the state is a fan of Vijay from Coimbatore had committed suicide by hanging himself in his house last night because the boy was dejected when he could not watch the first day show.
Vijay has requested the fan to be patient and not to take any extreme measures.
No Tax Exemption for ‘Thalaivaa’!!!
With the ban issued on the release of ‘Thalaivaa‘ in Tamil Nadu, it has become the second big film in the same year to garner the dubious distinction. The film was reported to be stalled for release, owing to security concerns, following bomb threats at theatres. After negotiation, yet another concern has been risen about the movie. The crew that approves every film for exemption from entertainment tax has suddenly disapproved the film.
After a special screening to crew, it has now been decided that the film will not be exempt from entertainment tax. But the film is titled in a pure Tamil word and when this query was raised as to why it is still attracting tax, the crew offered a new rule in explanation. According to the committee, Tamil title is only one of requisites, while there are a whole host of other reasons too, that might attract tax. All said and done, when will ‘Thalaivaa’ be unleashed in Chennai?