The fight against the cutout and banner culture is gaining momentum in Tamil cinema. Actor Suriya had earlier requested his fans not to erect banners during the release of his film Kaappan and asked them instead to do social service. His Nellai fans gifted helmets for hundreds of riders from the money allotted for banners. Dhanush did the same in asking his fans not to indulge in erection of cutouts during the release of Asuran.
Now, diehard fans of Vijay from Tirunelveli have donated the money kept for flex boards and banners for Bigil promotion to install 12 CCTV cameras at Meenakshipuram Girls Higher Secondary School and its surroundings. Nellai Police Commissioner Arjun Saravanan inaugurated the facility recently and said the actor’s fans have set an example for cinema fans all over the state.
“Members of Vijay’s Fans Welfare Association visited me a few days ago. Instead of erecting flex banners and posters, the members wanted to celebrate the release of Bigil movie with social responsibility. After hearing the suggestions of the police department they have come forward to donate money in setting up of the CCTV cameras and monitors,” he had posted on his FB account.
Meanwhile, advance bookings for Bigil have started outside Chennai and despite heavy rain, fans of Vijay, who don’t want to miss FDFS, were seen standing in long queues at ticket counters with umbrellas. Bigil, directed by Atlee, is bankrolled by AGS Entertainment and set for grand release on Oct 25 two days prior to Deepavali....