MGR’s evergreen entertainer now digitally restored Aayirathil Oruvan is releasing big in Tamil Nadu this Friday (March 14) in over 100 screens. It is a very big release for the MGR – Jayalalithaa classic.
Recently Sivaji Ganesan's Karnan was also released again. Divya Films, which released Karnan in digital format in 2012, is releasing Aayirathil Oruvan.
However, Tamil Nadu chief electoral officer Praveen Kumar is not convinced. He said the film posters in public places featuring political figures are a violation of the model code and will be removed.
G Chockalingam of Divya Films made it clear that there was no political motive behind the release. Chockalingam of Divya Films said: "The original movie was in 35mm format but the new version is in cinemascope. Jayalalithaa is yet to watch the new version but she sent me a congratulatory note for our good work.”