New Delhi: Renowned filmmaker AR Murugadoss's latest outing 'Sarkar' starring Vijay in the lead role has stirred up a huge controversy over its few scenes. The political thriller in one of the scenes shows the state government giving freebies to people ahead of the elections. This created a ruckus with massive protests marked against the movie.
Reportedly, several members of the AIADMK party protested outside various movie theatres. State ministers CV Shanmugam and Kadambur C Raju expressed their reservations over the controversial portion in the film and levelled sedition charges against the makers.
According to NDTV.com, Shanmugam while talking about the incident said, “They are showing freebies given by the elected government being burnt. This amounts to indirectly inciting people, and comes under sedition.”
The production house Sun Pictures backing the movie has not yet released a statement about the removal of the objectional content but reports suggest that the makers might have agreed to either mute or remove the part.
Earlier, veterans such as Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan extended their support to the movie and the makers by calling such things as pressure tactics.
Meanwhile, DMK spokesperson A Saravanan said, "The ruling party and its ministers are indulging in intimidation. People are dying of dengue and the impact of demonetisation is felt even today, but the state government is trying to divert attention by picking on films.”
Shanmugam denied the allegation by saying, “If we were intolerant, we would not have allowed the film to be screened. Instead, we gave permission for seven shows daily.”
'Sarkar' is produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures. The dialogues were co-written by B. Jeyamohan. The movie features Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu and Radha Ravi in pivotal parts. The film has already earned over Rs 100 crore globally in just two days of its release.