The morning shows of actor Kamal Hassan’s Uttama Villain, which was scheduled to release today have been cancelled for unknown reasons. There has been speculation about why the shows were cancelled, but no real reasons have emerged yet.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that director Ramesh Aravind and Kamal Hassan had decided to cut the film short by 15 minutes when viewers of the premiere complained about its length. Some theater owners have complained that they did not receive an edited copy of the movie on time. IANS and The Hindu are reporting that a financial dispute between the producers and distributors is the reason behind the cancellations.
Uttama Villain has been receiving postive reviews from overseas markets. The last minute cancellations are a disturbing development for a movie has been through several hurdles – both financial and legal – before the Chennai High court cleared it for release.