Vijay has confirmed that his Babu Shivam directed Vettaikaran produced by AVM Balasubramaniyam will release for Diwali 2009.
"Says Vijay: "" Come hell or high water Vettaikaran is 100 percent confirmed to release on October 17, Diwali day."""
"A few days back the rumour mill was working overtime that Vijay has backed out of the Diwali release, after Udayanidhi Stalin confirmed his Suriya starrer Aadhavan will release on Diwali day."
"Ilayathalapathy had told his fans at the Puducherry public meet that in Vettaikaran, his son Sanjay has danced with him in a song in the film. A lot is riding on the film for Vijay who needs a big hit."