Prior to this, Vijay’s Sivakasi and Dhanush’s Athu Oru Kana Kaalam clashed in 2005. Again in 2007, Azhagiya Tamil Magan – Polladhavan , Villu-Padikathavan, 2009, had to fight it out since they released in the same time.
Kaavalan is a film which has Vijay and Asin in the lead roles. Since Vijay’s film Sura did not do as expected at the box office, theatre owners have been demanding compensation.Some are even protesting that they will not release his films.
After Kamal Haasan’s Manmadhan Ambu decided to release on December 23rd, Kaavalan has been planned for a Pongal release. Now the latest buzz is that Vijay is not able to get theatres for the release of Kaavalan because Karthi’s ‘Siruthai’, Dhanush’s ‘Aadukalam’ and Jeeva’s ‘Ko’ is being released on Pongal day.
Meanwhile Dhanush commented “its official I am honored for I would be competing with Vijay Sir for the fourth time! I am thrilled, praying the best for both films.”