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Sarkar row: Police visits AR Murugadoss residence, Kollywood biggies lend support to makers

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: November 9, 2018 9:53:50 am

The backlash against Sarkar is now starting to take a political shape but it is being presumed that the issue might get resolved today as the makers are modifying the objectionable scenes.

Deepavali release Sarkar has courted controversy in just a few days after its release. The Vijay starrer has become a subject of political contention as some scenes in the film have come under the scanner and are being seen as objectionable by AIADMK.

After cinema halls were vandalised by members of the ruling party on Thursday afternoon, police officials went to director AR Murugadoss residence in the night. The director tweeted, “Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times. Since I was not there they left the premises. Right now I was told there is no police outside my house.”

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Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times.Since I was not there they left the premises. Right now I was told there is no police outside my house.

— A.R.Murugadoss (@ARMurugadoss) November 8, 2018

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Vishal, President of Tamil Film Producers Council, also posted on Twitter, “Police in Dir Murugadoss s home????? For Wat?? Hoping and really hoping that nothin unforeseen happens. Once again. Censor has cleared the film and the content is watched by public.den why all this hue and cry.”

Police in Dir Murugadoss s home????? For Wat?? Hoping and really hoping that nothin unforeseen happens. Once again. Censor has cleared the film and the content is watched by public.den why all this hue and cry.

— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) November 8, 2018

This happened after the makers had already agreed to make the required changes in the film. The makers confirmed to indianexpress.com over a phone call that they will modify the controversial scenes. References to Varalaxmi Sarathkumars character Komalavalli will be muted. Komalavalli was the original name of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The makers will also remove a scene which shows director AR Murugadoss throwing state-provided freebies into the fire.

Also Read | Makers of Vijays Sarkar agree to modify controversial scenes

Kamal Hassan also tweeted on Thursday, “Its not new for this state government to put pressure on filmmakers who have obtained the censor certificate before releasing the film. A government that cannot accept criticism will definitely derail. Only people will win.”

முறையாகச்சான்றிதழ் பெற்று வெளியாகியிருக்கும் சர்கார் படத்துக்கு,சட்டவிரோதமான அரசியல் சூழ்ச்சிகள் மூலம் அழுத்தம் கொடுப்பது இவ்வரசுக்கு புதிதல்ல.விமர்சனங்களை ஏற்கத்துணிவில்லாத அரசு தடம் புரளும்.அரசியல் வியாபாரிகள் கூட்டம் விரைவில் ஒழியும்.நாடாளப்போகும் நல்லவர் கூட்டமே வெல்லும்.

Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 8, 2018

Rajnikanth too condemned the protests against Sarkar. He wrote on Twitter, “After a film is cleared by the censor board for the release, vandalizing cinema halls, tearing down posters demanding particular cuts in the film is against the law. I condemn it.”

தணிக்கைக்குழு தணிக்கை செய்து படத்தை வெளியிட்டபிறகு,அந்தப் படத்திலிருந்து சில காட்சிகளை நீக்கவேண்டும் என்று போராட்டம் நடத்துவதும், திரையிடத் தடுப்பதும்,படத்தின் பேனர்களை சேதப்படுத்துவதும், சட்டத்திற்குப் புறம்பான செயல்கள். இத்தகைய செயல்களை நான் வன்மையாகக் கண்டிக்கிறேன்.

Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) November 8, 2018

The backlash against Sarkar is now starting to take a political shape but it is being presumed that the issue might get resolved today as the makers are modifying the objectionable scenes.

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