TN bends to pressure, suspends release of Kamal Haasanís Viswaroopam for 2 weeks
Muslim outfits in the Federation of Islamic Movements and Political Parties had demanded a pre-release screening of the film, alleging that it portrayed Muslims as terrorists. Kamal Haasan had rejected the charge, but arranged a screening leaders of the community. After watching the film, the leaders reiterated that it showed Muslims as terrorists.
They approached the Chennai police commissioner on Tuesday and the state chief secretary on Wednesday to demand that the film not be released. Considering all aspects, including the fact that Friday is the holy day of the Prophetís birthday, the government asked district collectors to suspend the screening of the film for two weeks.
SreeniSreenivasan | 24-Jan-2013Reply | Forward Jayalalitha is indulging in vote-bank politics and is following the footsteps of Karunanidhi to get muslim votes. Don't worry Kamal, we are with you. Whether DTH or such hypocritical oppositions , we are with you.
One Man facing Tough times always whenever he releases the film because his films reflect the truth that is happening in the world... Before It was "Dhasavatharam" now "Viswaroopam". I think Kamal is so patient enough that he is still waiting for the film to release. I am damn sure that after one or two decades all will praise Dr.KamalHaasan for the efforts that he had put to make our film industry in world class. Long Live "The Legend of Indian Cinema"