The 58-year-old actor, also the movie's director, sought the State government's help and met State Home Secretary R Rajagopal, sources said.
The Rs. 90 crore movie landed in controversy after the actor decided to release it on Direct-To-Home (DTH) platform on January 10, a day ahead of its release in cinemas.
Though several theatre associations, including Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association and Madurai-Ramanathapuram United Film Distributors, threatened not to screen the movie, Haasan said the film will be released across 390 theatres.
He described the move as an "evolutionary growth" and insisted it was the "way to go forward".