The launch of a new film titled 'Vanakamma' was caught in a controversy even before the movie could hit the floors. Due to the protests announced by some Hindu religious outfits against the insult of Hindu gods Rama and Hanuman in the invitations for the films pooja, the producer of the film cancelled the launch function yesterday.
The movie which was supposed to hit the floors on Wednesday at AVM carried photograph of Saravanan dressed as Lord Rama and a new actor Anbu dressed like Lord Hanuman and both of them portrayed in an awkward posture. Alleging that those photographs were aimed at insulting Lord Rama, a few Hindu organizations announced to go on a protest against the movie.
After looking at the invitations, Rama Gopalan, the president of Hindu Munnani and others rushed to the spot and removed the posters and banners of the film stuck on the walls of AVM studios. Senior police officials too visited the spot. However both the producers of the movie stated that he is in no way wanted to insult anyone's faith.
The director of the film Hari Ram says: "I already done a movie Uyirosai and got the State Govt Award for the film in best story category. I never tried to hurt any one's sentiments. According to my story, two thieves escape from jail and trying to loot a house in the get up of Lord Rama and Hanuman. But they wrongly understood the concept. Anyhow, we had cancelled the pooja to avoid any embarrassments to the govt."