Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo is one of the most awaited films. As fans eagerly await, Ahimsa Entertainment, the film’s UK distributor, has now revealed that Leo is “intensely raw and violent”.
Recently, Ahimsa Entertainment took to their X account and revealed that a 15+ version of Lea will be released in the UK with “unobservable changes”. The Vijay starrer went on to mention that the film contains several violent or “gory scenes”, adding that it is therefore not for the “weak”.
“LEO is intense. With intense violence and detailed gore that ended up being more graphic than we even expected, it’s not for the faint of heart. Although we aimed for a 15+ rating for LEO, the BBFC gave it an 18+, meaning it can be seen in cinemas can only be seen by those over 18. Unfortunately, this excludes younger generations aged 15-17,” the distributor’s post read.
“Following discussions with the BBFC, we found our way to a ’15’ rated LEO version with very minimal imperceptible retouching (softening of ultra close-ups of just a few violent and gory aftermaths). Working closely with the producers, we ensured these updates were done with precision, with zero the film’s core effects, flow, standout moments, and Thalapathy’s much-loved mass appeal,” the post added.
Leo is an action thriller that also stars Trisha Krishnan, Arjun Sarja, Gautham Menon, Mysskin, and Priya Anand in lead roles. The film also features Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. Rathna Kumar and Deeraj Vaidy wrote the screenplay along with Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film’s music is composed by Anirudh Ravichander and its cinematography and editing are handled by Manoj Paramahamsa and Philomin Raj.
Leo will hit theaters in India on October 19.
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