The U/A certificate was issued to Vishwaroopam without any application of mind,” claimed the Tamil Nadu government in the Madras High Court, defending the ban on the film. What’s more, it alleged that the certification of films itself was a “very big scam that required a full-fledged probe”.
The judge did not find merit in the argument and allowed an interim release late on the night of 29 January. In less than 24 hours, the release was stayed again after the Tamil Nadu government appealed against it. Kamal Haasan, who has written, produced and directed Vishwaroopam, besides playing the lead role in it, could now approach the Supreme Court. The strong words used by the government’s counsel, however, point to a larger motive behind the J Jayalalithaa government preventing Kamal Haasan from entertaining his fans on the big screen in Tamil Nadu. Kamal, who pledged all his property to fund Vishwaroopam, says he along with his “Muslim brothers” have been “trashed in a political game”. Even though he says he does not know who is behind it, it’s not difficult to guess who Kamal is hinting at. Read More>
Twelve hours was enough for veteran actor Kamal Haasan to lose all hope (or whatever was left of it) in India’s political structures. Last night, the Madras High Court had lifted the ban by the Tamil Nadu government on Hassan’s film Vishwaroopam. However, in the morning, police halted screening across Chennai. Read More>
Tamil Nadu Government Today Filed An Appeal Against The Clearance For Vishwaroopam
Review of Kamal Haasan’s controversial film Vishwaroopam
In spite of a large Muslim population and protests by fringe groups, Kerala government ensured Kamal Haasan’s controversial film was screened in a peaceful manner Read More>
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