Simbu fans were in for disappointment on Friday morning after shows of Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan or AAA were cancelled. The KDM (Key Delivery Message) was not given because of "financial issues".
Vanamagan, Jayam Ravi's film also faced similar trouble. Columnist and trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai tweeted that this was yet another instance of Tamil films running into "last minute" trouble.
#Kollywood's last minute financial issues continues 2 pop up on release day. KDM's of both Tamil releases not given.Waiting 4 banks 2 open!β Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) June 23, 2017
AAA had opened to great expectations as Simbu dons a different look in the film as Ashwin thatha and ever since the release of the teaser, fans have been looking forward to watching him in this new avatar. Other than Ashwin thatha, he's said to be playing two other roles, a first in his career.
Several fans took to social media to express their frustration about cancelled shows.
Planned to watch #AAA tmrw.β ΓΆ (@VPtheGooner) June 23, 2017
But the fan boy in me made me to go the cinemas today.
Unfortunately the show has been cancelled.
Adhik Ravichandran, director of AAA, had previously made Trisha Illana Nayanthara which was slammed by many for its sexist and misogynistic content. However, in an interview to Behindwoods, Adhik has promised that AAA will be a film that can be watched by a family audience...whatever that means!
All Sorted out. #AAA1DFromToday in few mins . God thank u sai . Varrrrrroommmmm.β Adhik Ravichandran (@Adhikravi) June 23, 2017
The director tweeted later in the day that all issues had been sorted out and that the film would be screened on Friday. Many theatres ran the noon show of the film in Chennai.
Certified U/A, AAA is Simbu's first release after Acham Enbadhu Madamayada, Gautham Menon's action thriller. Gautham Menon had, at one point, spoken about how Simbu never used to turn up for shoots. However, in a later interview, he said that Simbu was a talented actor who must move past many small issues that were bogging him down because he deserved to be at the top.
AAA also Shriya Saran and Tamannah in lead roles.