Director Bala’s Avan Ivan that released in 2011, starred Arya and Vishal. The film had received mixed reviews from the audience and critics alike. The comedy-drama showcased a relationship between two men who are half-brothers. However, the film ran into trouble after a case was filed against Arya and Bala regarding the portrayal of Singampatti zamindar in the film. The case was filed at Tirunelveli district court and now the case is back in the news.
According to media reports, Tirunelveli district court in Tamil Nadu has issued an arrest warrant against Bala and Arya. The two were repeatedly summoned at the court for the hearings. However, they failed to present themselves in the court. Bala and Arya have fallen into trouble over the same and an arrest warrant has been issued.
Shankar Aathmajan Ambai, in his plea, claimed that Bala showcased Theerthapathi Raja (Singampatti zamindar) and the Sorimuthu Iyyanaar temple in a bad taste.
Avan Ivan is a 2011 Tamil comedy-drama film written and directed by Bala. The film stars Vishal, Arya, Janani Iyer and Madhu Shalini in the lead roles. The film, produced by Kalpathi S. Agoram’s AGS Entertainment, features music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by Arthur A. Wilson and editing by Suresh Urs. Avan Ivan illustrates the relationship between two boisterously playful half-brothers. The film, which was dubbed in Telugu as Vaadu Veedu.
Prior to release, Avan Ivan received a U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. According to reports, the film that was distributed and marketed by Sun Pictures, following the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly election, 2011 the production studio AGS Entertainment decided to release the film directly.
The film was released by GK Media in 20 screens in the United States and reportedly became the biggest overseas release for Bala as well as for the lead stars of the film.