Director Halitha Shameem who rose to fame with the romantic anthology film, Sillu Karuppatti, is all geared up for the release of her next film. Titled Aelay, this film stars Samuthirakani and Kaala fame Manikandan in the lead roles. The film marks the debut production venture of acclaimed directors duo, Pushkar - Gayathri under the banner of Wall Watcher Films. The film will be released through Sashikanth's Y Not Studios, in association with Reliance Entertainment. The film was initially supposed to release in theatres on February 12, but due to a few unforeseen circumstances at the last minute, the release plans got changed.

Due to certain differences of opinion and arguments between the producers and theatre exhibitors, the film did not release in theatres, as initially planned. In a surprising turn of events, the makers made a breaking announcement revealing that the film will have a direct television premiere on Star Vijay channel without having a theatrical release. The film will be aired on Vijay TV on February 28, next Sunday, at 3 PM. Vijay Television is one of the leading television channels in Tamil and we can expect the film to be viewed by a wider section of the audience at the same time. Ahead of the film's premiere, Star Vijay has now released a new promo teaser of the film and it looks quite interesting.

The promo teaser gives us a glimpse of the film's premise and it looks interestingly packed. Samuthirakani is the highlight of this teaser and it is indeed going to be interesting to see him in a light-hearted character of this sort. Talking about the film's television premiere, director Halitha Shameem had said, "I am glad that my film Aelay is going to witness a phenomenal reach across a wider range of audience. Aelay has been close to my heart even before I embarked on my journey as a filmmaker. It's exhilarating to see that the film will be available to huge crowds on the same day. I thank my producers and Star Television for backing this film and ensuring the best platform to showcase this to the world, through this television premiere,".

Aelay has music scored by Kaber Vasuki and Aruldev, while the editing is done by Raymond Derrick Crasta. The film is shot by ace cinematographer Theni Eswar. Director Halitha Shameem is known for directing soulful feel-good entertainers and it looks like we will be witnessing another impressive product from the talented filmmaker. Check out the newly released promo teaser of Halitha Shameem's Aelay, starring Samuthirakani and Manikandan here: