CHENNAI: After Kamal Haasan’s Utthama Villain was stalled from getting released at the last minute - by it’s financiers - Dhanush’s Maari is facing the ‘tappankoothu’ music. After an apparent standoff between the financiers and the lab extended into Thursday night, the film’s overseas premieres had to be cancelled. Thousands of film buffs in Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East were distraught to see notices informing them of the cancellation. The film stars Dhanush and Kajal Aggarwal with music scored by Anirudh.
A source with Qube Cinema, which is handling the overseas and regional release of the Balaji Mohan-directed flick confirmed he development saying, “There is an issue with the clearances to come from Gemini lab. There are some dues that need to be given and they have waited till the last minute to exert pressure. We are hoping it will be sorted out and the licences sent any minute.”
This was a little after 11 pm which effectively meant that theatres had given up on a midnight premiere in those centres.