The anticipation for 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Leo is huge and the latest announcement by reputed overseas distribution and production banner Ahimsa Entertainment has gotten fans all the more excited. Scheduled to release in cinemas worldwide on October 19 ahead of the Ayudha pooja festivities, it has now been revealed that the upcoming mass action thriller directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and produced under S. S. Lalit Kumar's 7 Screen Studio banner will have its ticket booking open six weeks ahead of its release in the United Kingdom starting September 7, thus making it the first time for an Indian film.
Ahimsa Entertainment shared the massive announcement on Saturday, August 26, in a video showing clippings from Vijay's Leo title announcement promo, while also informing fans that ticket bookings will open at all locations in the UK gradually. They also put forward a request to fans and wait for some time in the event the nearest Cineworld (leading UK multiplex cinema chain) doesn't start the bookings, while adding that more shows will be added leading up to the film's release on October 19. Ahimsa Entertainment further added to the tremendous buzz and hype surrounding Leo saying that there's something big in the offing when theatres decide to start bookings for an Indian film six weeks in advance before its release.
#LEO bookings will open at all locations gradually from Sept 7. If you don’t see your nearest @cineworld cinema, just wait a bit — they'll join in. More and MORE shows will be added leading up to Oct 19. Brought to you by #AhimsaEntertainment ❤️— Ahimsa Entertainment (@ahimsafilms) August 26, 2023
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Leo is the third time Ahimsa Entertainment is releasing a Vijay-starrer in the United Kingdom after entering the distribution front with Beast (2022), followed by Varisu earlier this year. It is to be noted that the banner had opened tickets for Varisu four weeks in advance and shows the level of work they have been putting in to bring access to watching Tamil films to a larger audience. Fans will remember that Ahimsa Entertainment promoted both Beast and Varisu extensively in the UK and all signs point to them once again going full out this time to bring Vijay's Leo in a grand manner. Featuring music composed by 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander, the highly-anticipated film also stars Trisha as the female lead, with Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt cast as the antagonist, while 'Action King' Arjun, Mysskin, Gautham Menon, Priya Anand, Sandy master, Malayalam actor Mathew Thomas, among others forming the rest of the ensemble cast.