It was only after actor Vijay intervened and settled all the dues that the clearance was given to theatres by Qube. "Due to the Income Tax raid on Thursday, Vijay and the producers of the 'Puli' weren't allowed to transfer funds. This morning Vijay went to Gemini labs and settled all the dues and subsequently the theatres were given the nod to screen the film from noon," a source from the industry told IANS. (Also Read: Puli Early Morning Shows Cancelled)
Actress Hansika Motwani posted on microblogging Twitter:
She also retweeted a picture shared by her fan club from inside one of the theatres:
An excited Shruti Haasan also tweeted:
Today is the day ! Time for puli !!!— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) October 1, 2015
ATMUS Entertainment, the film's distributor abroad, gave the overseas report:
#Puli to start roar in few mins in USA. Clearance letter received by Real Image and KDMs started.— ATMUS Entertainment (@ATMUSent) October 1, 2015
#Puli at Boston, Atlanta, DC, Towne3, Seattle, LA, San Diego, Phoenix, starting in 5 minutes. KDMs started coming in.— ATMUS Entertainment (@ATMUSent) October 1, 2015
On Twitter, #ISupportPuli had started trending after the shows were cancelled. The special shows of Puli which were scheduled as early as 4 am and 5 am on October 1 were cancelled.
The film has been directed by Chimbu Deven.