Puratchi Thalapathy Vishal's new action entertainer, 'Rathnam', is set to storm the screens across the world tomorrow. The film was well promoted across the state both online and offline by the makers including director Hari. The latest is that 'Rathnam' is facing problems ahead of its release.

Actor Vishal revealed that the film is having trouble releasing in Thanjavur and Trichy area because of a conspiracy. In a conversation with a news channel, he stated that the theatres in the TT area are not releasing 'Rathnam' due to a petition by an anonymous in the area's theatre owners association. He added that the association heads are not picking up his call.

This fiasco has caused a great stir in the film industry. 'Rathnam' is jointly produced by Stone Bench Films and Zee Studios. It stars Vishal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Yogi Babu, Samuthirakani, Gautham Vasudev Menon and many others. The film has music by Devi Sri Prasad, cinematography by Sukumar and editing by TS Jay.

For the promotion of his upcoming film Rathnam, which is hitting screens on April 26, the director was on a tour across Tamil Nadu. He had visited several theatres across the state and witnessed the incredible reception Ghilli received. Hari claimed that there are a lot of different kinds of audiences but not everyone demands novelty all the time. He told Galatta Plus, “There are creative audiences who like to get new content. They want something different from the things that are out there. That’s why films like Ayothi and Dada work for them well. Then there is the kind of audience who don’t mind anything. They want to celebrate the film if it is fun. To them it doesn’t matter if it is a 20-year-old Ghilli or a new film.”

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He added, “I was on a tour during the release of Ghilli across the state. I saw it in many theatres. Aiyo! The kind of response the film is receiving is incredible. Director Dharani is my friend. I congratulate him. I was proud of the film. I have started to respect the audience more. I have gotten more hopeful about cinema as well. I am in full charge. After the release of Rathnam, I will sit down and do stories with full courage.”