Vijay's Sarkar vs TN Sarkar: AIADMK thanks makers for 'agreeing' to cuts

10 November, 2018, 09:46 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • In Kerala

The Madras High Court on Friday restrained Chennai city police from arresting Sarkar director A.R. Murugadoss till November 27 in connection with a complaint lodged against him for allegedly inciting hatred against the government through the movie.

According to a release sent to movie theatres after the deletion of controversial scenes, three cuts have been made in the movie.

The issue over actor Vijay's Tamil film "Sarkar" blew over Friday with its producers voluntarily cutting scenes, including an apparent reference to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa and criticism of welfare schemes initiated by her, and the AIADMK government welcoming it.

In the petition filed, Murugadoss stated that despite the backlash the film has been receiving from members of the AIADMK, his intention was never to hurt anyone.

The other reason for the ruling party opposing the movie is the name of a character "Komalavalli" which they say is the birth name of their late leader Jayalalithaa.




"While we don't know how many scenes have been deleted, we can say for sure that the objectionable scene on mixer and grinder being burnt has been removed", they said.

Raju said "AIADMK workers, ranging from supporters to Chief Minister (K Palaniswami)", treat Jayalalithaa as "God".

"We have nothing to do with the film or Vijay", he said, even as he described the star as a 'dear friend'. "I condemn this act".

He had approached the court after state ministers voiced their opposition to the movie with Law Minister Shanmugam threatening legal action. However, Sun Picture is yet to make an official statement regarding the same. The scene is a swipe at the freebie culture that exists in Tamil Nadu.

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