Big boost for Master release

In what is as a huge boost for the release of Vijay starrer Master, the State government has announced that it is ready to consider to give special show for the movie if the makers request.

Tamil Nadu Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur Raju said if proper request is made by the makers then permission will be granted for the special shows.

It may be noted that the makers are eyeing to release the movie during Pongal festival holidays 2021. Having special shows is certain to increase the number of footfalls in theatres.

Master will be the first big star movie to be released in theatres post the coronavirus lockdown. The movie directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj is bankrolled by XB Film creators.

Recently, brushing aside rumours around the much-awaited release of Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi’s Master, the film’s producers have clarified that the film will hit the theatres before being released on any Over The Top (OTT) streaming platform.

A statement from the producers said,’ As we continue to battle the pandemic, we hope you are all safe and doing fine. We understand and can feel the amount of excitment among the audience to celebrate our #Master in theatres. We await the Big Day to come, as much as you do. With lot of rumours surfacing in the past few days, we would like to clarify our stand on it.

Though we have an offer from a reputed OTT service provider, we prefer to the theatrical release, which is the need of the hour for the industry to survive the on-going crisis. We also request the theatre owners to stand with us and provide their support for reviving the Tamil film industry, the statement added.