The road for the release of Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai on May 11 has been cleared after the Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition filed against the film. The petitioner, Natarajan, had alleged that the film portrayed Aadhaar in a bad light after watching the film’s trailer.
According to a report in The Hindu, a division bench of Justices V Parthiban and PD Audikesavalu rejected the petition as they did not find any merit in the case.
Questioning the petitioner’s counsel, Justice Parthiban reportedly said:“If the petitioner would decide which movie should be released and which should not be released on the basis of the trailer, then what was the purpose of having constituted a Central Board of Film Certification, which had already cleared the decks for the release of Irumbu Thirai?”
It is interesting to note that a plea on similar grounds was filed against Vijay’s Mersal. The film, although a success, also kicked-up controversy post its release when the BJP wanted certain scenes that criticised the Goods and Services Tax to be removed.
Irumbu Thirai is set to release on May 11. Vishal had arranged for a special screening on May 8 for select members of the press.
According to tweets from those who attended the screening, the film seems to have a gripping first half.
#IrumbuThirai 1st half - @Psmithran rightly sets everything, an intelligent cybercrime thriller with a strong emotional connect. Vishal shines, loved Delhi Ganesh's characterization. @thisisysr BGM. For a change, not an usual commercial heroine role for @Samanthaprabhu2— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) May 9, 2018
Watched da 1st Half of #IrumbuThirai— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 9, 2018
A racy riveting cyber crime thriller..
@VishalKOfficial is a Military officer.. But his part is more of civilian nature.. He is good.. @Samanthaprabhu2 looks pleasing and has a pleasant Doctor role..
Looking forward to the 2nd half
#IrumbuThirai Interval: Going solid so far. Pinning premise of a common man stuck in a cyber theft issue. Starts off well, gets lagged a bit and then picks up heat towards interval. Vishal is clean, but the hero of the film so far is definitely @thisisysr - terrific RR!— Sidhu (@sidhuwrites) May 9, 2018
The film’s trailer was released on May 6 and has been produced by Vishal under his banner Vishal Film Factory. Directed by Mithran, the film stars Vishal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in lead roles. This is Vishal’s 24th film.
While Vishal plays an army officer, Samantha will be seen as a doctor. The film also stars Arjun Sarja in a pivotal role, with Delhi Ganesh, Robo Shankar and Vincent Ashokan forming the rest of the cast. The film marks Vishal’s first collaboration with Action King Arjun, who plays the antagonist.