"You have to live through it, make your own sacrifices. You can't keep doing that when there is no support whatsoever. Even if not the industry, if there was government support like they did with the NFDC from the 70s to the 80s," Abhay said.
Director Ruchika Oberoi said, "Island City has had an incredible festival journey so far but there is no greater joy than having one's film released at home."
"He watched the film at NFDC's (National Film Development Corporation) preview theatre. His children and wife loved the film and Vijay hopes that his fans will like it too," a source from the theatre told IANS. The film also stars Sridevi, Hansika Motwani, Shruti Haasan and Sudeep in important roles
Anurag Kashyap, Dibaker Bannerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy, Anupama Chopra will be on the advisory committee