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Ponniyin Selvan aka PS 1 in Tamil will not release in Canada after threats from KW Talkies. Distribution chain releases official statement: Bollywood News

by Joe Bourn

The magnum opus of Mani Ratnam – Ponniyin Selvan, which the director has been planning for over twenty years, will finally hit the big screens this week. The two-part epic period saga is set against the backdrop of the Chola Empire regime and features a big-name cast including Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Trisha Krishnan playing the leads. PS 1 will release worldwide on September 30 in multiple languages ​​including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The KW Talkies distribution chain that brings South Cinema to the world, however, is facing huge challenges in the Canadian region and has issued an official statement explaining why PS 1 Tamil will not be released in theatres.

Ponniyin Selvan aka PS 1 in Tamil will not release in Canada after threats from KW Talkies.  official announcement of the distribution chain

Ponniyin Selvan aka PS 1 in Tamil will not release in Canada after threats from KW Talkies. official announcement of the distribution chain

Apologizing to the Canadian Tamil audience, in an official statement released by KW Talkies on Twitter, they explained how vandalism and other threats received by popular multiplex chains like Cineplex and Landmark made them reconsider the screening decision PS 1 in tamil. They have also asked the disappointed viewers who have been asking them to watch the Tamil version of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus, to call their respective representatives as well as the multiplex chains to help screen the original version of the film.

Their official statement read: “We would like to apologize for all the confusion surrounding the release of PS1 Tamil in Canada. We agreed with Landmark (multiplex chain) once we signed the film, to release the Tamil version in 20 locations, including IMAX, but the recent vandalism and constant threats made them reconsider. Cineplex has been subjected to this before and they have taken a position that the attacks must stop. That’s why you only see Malayalam and Hindi at all Cineplex locations.”

The statement further said: “It is very sad and a shame that the biggest movie chains in the country will not be showing this epic and eagerly awaited film on their screens. Tamil movie lovers in Canada deserve better. Our hands are tied with no major exhibitors accepting our requests for the Tamil version. Exhibitors and their film buyers will not commit without assurances that vandalism will not occur. Whoever did this vandalism and sent these threats has done a huge disservice to the community.”

“All those who are calling us to open the Tamil version of the film, please call your representatives and ask them to help you release the original version at Cineplex. Call Cineplex and Landmark. This will help the situation by calling us. Make some noise!” the statement concluded.

Talking about Ponniyin Selvan, the film depicts the politics during the regime of the Chola Empire as three brothers namely Aditya Karikalan (Vikram), Kundavai (Trisha Krishnan) and Arulmozhi Varman (Jayam Ravi) set out to protect the Chola throne who may be a victim someone’s revenge. Apart from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Karthi, the film also stars Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj among others and is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s novel of the same name.

Read also: Mani Ratnam Reveals Ponniyin Selvan Was Offered To Kamal Haasan But Shelved

More Pages: Ponniyin Selvan: Part-1 Box Office Collection

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