Thursday, 11 February 2021



YNOT Studios, Reliance Entertainment and Wallwatcher Films are proud of producing ‘AELAY’ starring Samuthirakani and Manikandan in lead roles, written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Halitha Shameem, who has continuously won the hearts of the general audience and critics for creating beautiful movies rich in emotions and portraying relationship values exquisitely. We were enthusiastically planning to have a grand worldwide theatrical release on February 12, 2021. 

However, just three days before the much-anticipated theatrical release, due to certain unforeseen and surprising policy developments, theatres were not made available for the film and we were left with no other option but to skip the theatrical release and to ensure that the film be made available to the larger audience, we are partnering with STAR Vijay for a Worldwide Television Premiere of ‘Aelay’ on the   28th February 2021 (Sunday) at 3PM.

We remain committed to nurture talent and making available quality content to the audience across platforms including theatres. 

Producer Sashikanth, YNOT Studios says - “‘YNOT Studios as a brand has always been identified with backing bold and pathbreaking ideas fearlessly, and this decision emphasises further that the ideology is not just limited to content, but also extends across all our strategies and initiatives.  ‘Aelay’ is a film that encompasses emotions and humour with realistic shades, which our director Halitha Shameem has brought out beautifully. The film is made to savour the tastes of family audiences. With Star Vijay enjoying a fan base of such crowds, we are happy that ‘Aelay’ will find an excellent reach with this satellite premiere.”

Director Halitha Shameem says - “I am glad that my film ‘Aelay’ is now going to witness a phenomenal reach across a wide 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”.

Shibasish Sarkar - Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, says- "'Aelay,' is a Family Film and bringing this heart-warming film to our audience's homes is an absolute privilege. We believe in the power of television and it's massive reach and we are glad that we are partnering with Star Vijay TV for the satellite premiere.”

Pushkar & Gayatri, Wallwatcher Films, say - "We strongly believe good cinema will find its audience, one way or the other. ‘Aelay’ directed by Halitha Shameem, is our first production under Wallwatcher Films and is very special to us. It’s a heartwarming film that we feel will connect to a broad audience. The Satellite Premiere on Star Vijay TV will bring this delightful film right to your homes and families. This is a bold and exciting move and it will open new avenues for filmmakers and storytellers."

Written and directed by Halitha Shameem, the film is produced by S. Sashikanth of Y Not Studios in association with Reliance Entertainment and is co-produced by Chakravarthy Ramachandra. Ace filmmakers Pushkar & Gayatri (Vikram Vedha fame) of  Wallwatcher Films are the creative producers. The technical crew comprises Kaber Vasuki & Aruldev (Music), Theni Eswar (DOP), Vinoth Rajkumar (Art), Raymond Derrick Crasta & Halitha Shameem (Editor), Dinesh Subbarayan (Stunt Choreography), Linkin Livi (VFX Supervisor), Alagiakoothan S (Audiography), Suren G (Sound Design), Kabilan (Publicity Designs). 

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