Leo FDFS show: Madras High Court passes verdict on plea for early morning show

(This article is authored by Alar)

The much-awaited movie Leo, starring Vijay, is set to release on October 19. The film has generated a huge buzz among fans and the industry, and the movie is expected to break all the box office records and create history, witnessing pre-booking sales in all over countries, and setting a great benchmark.

However, the fans who were eagerly waiting to catch the first-day show of Leo at 4 AM have been left disappointed by the Madras High Court. The court has rejected the plea of the production house Seven Screen Studio, which had sought permission to screen the movie at 4 AM and also to increase the number of shows from 9 AM to 7 AM from October 19 to October 24.

The plea was filed yesterday by the producer’s side, but it was adjourned today by Judge Anita Sumanth. Today, she re-examined the plea and delivered her verdict. She said that the court could not order the government to allow 4 AM shows for Leo, as it was a policy decision.

She also directed the film production company to petition the Tamil Nadu government for permission to start the screening at 7 AM instead of 9 AM and ordered the government to consider it. This judgement has come as a huge blow to the fans and the movie team, who were hoping to celebrate Leo as a grand festival before the day began. The fans have expressed their disappointment on social media, as neighbouring state fans get a 4 a.m. show before the TN does.

Following, producer Lalit Kumar and the Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association to meet with the TN Government officials this evening regarding the FDFS show. The outcome of the discussion on the FDFS show timing for Leo is still yet to be revealed.

Produced by Lalit Kumar and co-produced by Jagadish Palanisamy under the prestigious banner of Seven Screen Studio, Manoj Paramahamsa's lens has captured the movie's essence, while Philomin Raj has done the editing, and Anbariv have done the jaw-dropping action sequences are anticipated as well.

Sathees Kumar's art direction for the perfect screen treat on 19th October. The ensemble cast featuring the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Trisha, Priya Anand, Arjun, and Mansoor Ali Khan, and  Anirudh Ravichander has composed the film's music.