Thalapathy Vijay's Tamil film, Leo, was slated for early morning screenings on its release date.
The Tamil Nadu government initially granted permission for up to five shows per day.
Following negotiations, the government denied permission for the 4 AM and 7 AM shows.
The first screening in Tamil Nadu will now start at 9 AM.
Despite this, the film will have early morning screenings in other Indian states and has seen high demand internationally.