The star actor Vijay himself seems to have stepped in to solve the matter.

Following IT raids Vijay starrer Puli release delayed screening began at noon
news Puli Release Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 10:12

In what ended up being a dampner for Vijay fans, the star's latest movie Puli faced a challenge on Thursday morning as the release of the move was delayed.

Just yesterday, there were IT raids conducted across several cities in south India ahead of the release of the movie. IT officials suspected that illegal transactions were being made ahead of the film's release. Houses and officers of Vijay, Nayanthara and Samantha were raided, along with those of the director and producer of Puli.

The release of Puli was delayed due to last minute payment issues. Due to IT raids bank accounts were frozen and transactions were stopped. It being said that Vijay himself had to step in to resolve the matter.  

Even though all the morning shows were cancelled, Puli has finally released in all Tamil Nadu theatres at noon.