By: Settu Shankar
Friday, August 24, 2007
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi is unhappy that the tax exemption he granted to Tamil films is being misused by the film community. Many films were released with provocative titles like Pokkiri, Thiruttu Payale, Adavadi etc, and some more are in the offing. But the directors and producers have argued that these are all Tamil titles only, and have enjoyed the tax exemption benefits announced by the CM for a good cause.
After repeated complaints from many Tamil scholars and activists regarding the provocative titles glorifying the proponents of the unethical, The Chief Minister ordered the constitution of a committee to recommend films which satisfy the eligibility for full tax exemption. It means any film title which goes against the Tamil culture will not entitled for tax benefits.