The Tamil film industry is currently on a strike oppoging the high Virtual Print Fees (VPF) by the Digitial Service Providers (DSP) and also is demanding the regularisation of cinema tickets across all segments. Screenings in theaters, shootings and events related to cinema have all be cancelled and halted by the Tamil film industry taking part in the strike which is led by Tamil Film Producers’ Council President, actor Vishal. However, the film industry now seems to be in a situation which has irked many who are taking part in the strike. Shooting of actor Vijay’s film with A.R.Murugadoss is being continued despite the strike which has left the Tamil film fraternity divided. Apparently, the makers of Vijay’s 62nd film have obtained a special permission from the Tamil Film Producers Council for two days since they have huge amount of money at stake and have technicians coming in from Telugu and Malayalam film industries. However, many others in the industry have raised their voices and opine that there is no unity at all in the film industry, and it only works in a biased fashion.
Actor #Vijay ‘s shooting is happening now at Victoria Hall. Where is our unity? How can our council give spl permission? I strongly oppose this decision. Don’t split up.
— J Satish Kumar (@JSKfilmcorp) March 20, 2018
Actor Vijay will be teaming up with A.R.Murugadoss next which is yet to be titled. The film is said to be racy entertainer and will have the actor sporting an urbane and stylish look in it. The shooting of the film is currently in progress in Chennai and hasn’t been stopped despite a strike being called by the producers and theaters. Many big films like Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam have halted the shooting too and echoing with the producers’ thoughts on the strike. Theaters across Tamil Nadu have stopped screening of new films and shootings of many Tamil films have been halted because of the strike. This has led to the theaters releasing hit films released in 2016 and 2017 like Mersal and Vivegam.